Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Japan Sea, 27 km northwest of Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan, on Tuesday, March 26, 1963 at 21:34 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.789°N / 135.81°E↗ (Japan Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 35.789°S / 44.19°W↗
Nearest volcano: Dainichi-yama (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NW of Tsuruga (pop: 68,500) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) N of Obama (pop: 32,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Takefu (pop: 75,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) WSW of Sabae (pop: 66,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Fukui-shi (pop: 248,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) NE of Maizuru (pop: 92,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) N of Kyoto (pop: 1,459,600) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) N of Ōtsu (pop: 298,200) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NNE of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) W 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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