Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 584 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, 1 May 1955 at 13:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.788°N / 143.843°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
584 km (363 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||10 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 584 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, 1 May 1955 13:58 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 04 Jun 1955 16:51 UTC| M 6.2 |36.5 km (22.7 mi) depth|65 km (40 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 580 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, 4 June 1955 at 16:51 (GMT)
- 06 May 1955 00:04 UTC| M 6.0 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|48 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 589 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 6 May 1955 at 00:04 (GMT)
- 03 May 1955 17:07 UTC| M 6.1 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|35 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 556 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, 3 May 1955 at 17:07 (GMT)