Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Sunday, 31 August 1952 at 16:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 64 km depth
Depth: 63.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.933°N / 142.719°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: E-san (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) SSW of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ENE of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ESE of Muroran (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SE of Hiroshima (pop: 62,400) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
742 km (461 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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|6.1||64 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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