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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.1°N / 136.108°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) S of Shingū (pop: 31,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of Owase (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SE of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSE of Hashimoto (pop: 57,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Kainan (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) SSE of Iwade (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SE of Wakayama (pop: 351,000) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) SSE of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||15 km||near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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