Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Tanabe-shi, 20 km west of Shingū, Wakayama, Japan, on Wednesday, 26 April 1950 at 07:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 49 km depth
Depth: 48.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.78°N / 135.772°E (Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takara (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (13 mi) WNW of Shingū (pop: 31,600) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) E of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) E of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Hashimoto (pop: 57,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SE of Kainan (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SE of Iwade (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SE of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SE of Wakayama (pop: 351,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSE of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||49 km||near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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