Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Hakusan Shi, Ishikawa, 19 km east of Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan, on Saturday, August 19, 1961 at 05:33 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.088°N / 136.712°E↗ (Hakusan Shi, Ishikawa, Japan)
Antipode: 36.088°S / 43.288°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gankyoji (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) E of Katsuyama (Fukui) (pop: 27,100) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) ENE of Ono (Fukui) (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) S of Tsurugi-asahimachi (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SE of Komatsu (pop: 109,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) W of Takayama (Gifu) (pop: 66,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSE of Matsutō (pop: 68,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Sabae (Fukui) (pop: 66,300) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) S of Kanazawa (pop: 458,900) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) N of Nagoya (Aichi) (pop: 2,191,300) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) W of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||15 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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