Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 130 km south of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, 17 March 1959 at 08:25 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.204°N / 129.651°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iwo-Tori-shima (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) S of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) ENE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) ENE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) ENE of Katsuren-haebaru (Uruma) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ENE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) ENE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ENE of Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) ENE of Itoman (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
1340 km (832 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||15 km||Ryukyu Islands, Japan||USGS|
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- 18 Mar 1959 00:41 UTC| M 6.2 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 141 km south of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Wednesday, 18 March 1959 at 00:41 (GMT)