Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 913 km south of Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, 13 December 1960 at 10:05 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 13 Dec 1960 10:05:25 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.863°N / 142.623°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Doyo (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
913 km (568 mi) SSE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||15 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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