Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 120 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 4 June 1955 at 16:51 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 37 km depth
Depth: 36.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.107°N / 143.21°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) NE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
580 km (361 mi) NNE 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||37 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 120 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, 4 June 1955 16:51 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 04 Jun 1955 17:22 UTC| M 6.1 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 4 June 1955 at 17:22 (GMT)