Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 401 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, 25 April 1962 at 15:47 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.258°N / 142.864°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Narugo (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) SE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (85 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) SE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) E of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) E of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) E of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) NE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||35 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake North Pacific Ocean, 401 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, 25 April 1962 15:47 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Aug 1962 16:20 UTC| M 5.7 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details