Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 757 km south of Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, 8 Dec 1953 2:10 am (GMT +0)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 8 Dec 1953 02:10:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 8 Dec 1953 2:10 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.252°N / 142.311°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kayo Seamount (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
757 km (470 mi) SSE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> 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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|M 6.0||15 km||Izu Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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