Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Japan Sea, 88 km west of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Thursday, 7 May 1964 at 20:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.446°N / 139.039°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Megata (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) WNW of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NW of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) W of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NW of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) WSW of Goshogawara (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) W of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) W of Kuroishi (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) WSW of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SW of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) N 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||25 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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