Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - 4.5 km west of Maruoka, Sakai, Fukui, Japan, on Monday, June 28, 1948 at 07:13 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.164°N / 136.222°E↗ (Sakai, Fukui, Japan)
Antipode: 36.164°S / 43.778°W↗
Nearest volcano: Dainichi-yama (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) WNW of Maruoka (Sakai) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) SE of Mikuni (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) N of Fukui-shi (pop: 248,700) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) N of Sabae (pop: 66,300) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) WNW of Katsuyama (pop: 27,100) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) N of Takefu (pop: 75,800) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NW of Ono (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SW of Komatsu (Ishikawa) (pop: 109,000) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNW of Nagoya (Aichi) (pop: 2,191,300) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) W of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||10 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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