Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 70 km east of Muroto-misakicho, Muroto Shi, Kochi, Japan, on Sunday, 31 January 1960 at 05:08 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.093°N / 134.885°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Muroto-misakicho (Muroto) (pop: 17,600) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSE of Anan (pop: 55,400) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSE of Tokushima (pop: 267,300) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) S of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Wakayama (pop: 351,000) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) ESE of Kochi (pop: 335,600) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SSW of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
527 km (328 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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