Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 99 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Friday, 6 February 1953 at 13:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 45 km depth
Depth: 45.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.108°N / 144.078°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akan (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) E of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) S of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
808 km (502 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||45 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 99 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, 6 February 1953 13:13 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 22 Jul 1953 12:52 UTC| M 5.8 |34.4 km (21.4 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details