Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East China Sea, 235 km south of Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, Apr 4, 1950 3:42 am (GMT +0)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 55 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Apr 4, 1950 3:42 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.454°N / 130.445°E↗ (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 29.454°S / 49.555°W↗
Nearest volcano: Nakano-shima (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (56 mi) S of Kurio (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SSW of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) SSW of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) S of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) SSW of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||55 km||Ryukyu Islands, Japan||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|May 31, 1950 13:13|
72 years ago
|East China Sea, 64 km S of Miyanoura, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima, Japan||More|