Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 13 km south of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, on Thursday, 4 January 1962 at 04:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.623°N / 135.317°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takara (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) S of Kainan (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) S of Iwade (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SE of Tokushima (pop: 267,300) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of Izumisano (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of Kishiwada (pop: 205,600) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) S of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||50 km||near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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