Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Tuesday, 9 January 1962 at 12:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 49 km depth
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.753°N / 145.152°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mashu (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) ESE of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) S of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SSE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
915 km (569 mi) NNE 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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|6.0||49 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 Feb 1962 16:05 UTC| M 6.1 |50.7 km (31.5 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Tuesday, 20 February 1962 at 16:05 (GMT)