Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 356 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, October 26, 1959 at 07:35 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.468°N / 143.009°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 37.468°S / 36.991°W↗
Nearest volcano: Aoso (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
177 km (110 mi) E of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) SE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ESE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) ENE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) ESE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ESE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) E of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||20 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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