Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region, on Friday, 30 January 1959 at 20:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Hokkaido, Japan Region, on Friday, 30 January 1959 at 20:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 30 Jan 1959 08:39:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.371°N / 144.509°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mashu (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Kushiro (Hokkaido) (pop: 183,600)
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700)
61 km (38 mi) SE of Motomachi (Abashiri District, Hokkaido) (pop: 23,000)
69 km (43 mi) SE of Kitami (Ktiami Shi, Hokkaido) (pop: 113,100)
75 km (47 mi) SSE of Abashiri (Hokkaido) (pop: 42,500)
86 km (54 mi) W of Nemuro (Hokkaido) (pop: 31,200)
258 km (160 mi) E of Sapporo (Hokkaido) (pop: 1,883,000)
949 km (589 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.425 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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