Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kawakami-gun, 45 km north of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Friday, January 30, 1959 at 20:39 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.371°N / 144.509°E↗ (Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)
Antipode: 43.371°S / 35.491°W↗
Nearest volcano: Mashu (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SSE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) W of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) ENE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ENE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
949 km (589 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||25 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jan 30, 1959 22:16|
63 years ago
|Kawakami-gun, 51 km N of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan||More|