Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 127 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, 21 March 1960 at 09:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 127 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, 21 March 1960 at 09:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 21 Mar 1960 09:18:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.619°N / 143.42°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
547 km (340 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.015 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 127 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, 21 March 1960 09:18 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 127 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, 21 March 1960 at 09:18 (GMT)
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