Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 126 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Wednesday, April 15, 1959 at 00:15 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 126 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Wednesday, April 15, 1959 at 00:15 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 40 km depth

Date & time: Apr 15, 1959 00:15:27 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.334°N / 143.08°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 41.334°S / 36.92°W
Nearest volcano: E-san (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) NE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) S of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) S of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
693 km (431 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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5.940 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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