Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Tuesday, 20 February 1962 at 16:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 51 km depth
Depth: 50.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.845°N / 144.952°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mashu (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) ESE of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SSE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) E of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 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: 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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|6.1||51 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Jul 1962 17:20 UTC| M 6.0 |49.9 km (31 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Tuesday, 17 July 1962 at 17:20 (GMT)