Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Tuesday, 17 July 1962 at 17:20 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 49.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.861°N / 145.005°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mashu (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) S of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
919 km (571 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||50 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 24 Sep 1962 14:38 UTC| M 6.0 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|53 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 74 km south of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Monday, 24 September 1962 at 14:38 (GMT)