Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 109 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Tuesday, 1 August 1950 at 09:11 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.058°N / 144.848°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akan (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SSE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
837 km (520 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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