Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southeast of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Friday, 12 October 1956 at 12:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.287°N / 144.902°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mashu (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) SSW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) ESE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) E of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) E of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
861 km (535 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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