Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 57 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Tuesday, 1 February 1955 at 19:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 55 km depth
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.963°N / 142.843°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: E-san (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (35 mi) SE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) SSW of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SSW of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ESE of Shiraoi (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ESE of Muroran (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
749 km (466 mi) NNE 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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|6.0||55 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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