Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 95 km southeast of Sabusawa-jima Island, Japan, on Thursday, August 15, 1963 at 06:11 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.721°N / 141.883°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 37.721°S / 38.117°W↗
Nearest volcano: Aoso (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) ESE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) E of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||35 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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