Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Nishimuro-gun, 13 km southeast of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, on Tuesday, 15 June 1948 at 11:44 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 24 km depth
Depth: 24.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.648°N / 135.46°E (Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takara (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SE of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) W of Shingū (pop: 31,600) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) SSE of Kainan (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Iwade (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Wakayama (pop: 351,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) S of Hashimoto (pop: 57,100) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||24 km||near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 07 Jul 1948 02:19 UTC| M 6.4 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|86 km (53 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 48 km southeast of Jino-shūri Island, Japan, on Wednesday, 7 July 1948 at 02:19 (GMT)