Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Japan Sea, 21 km northwest of Murakami, Niigata, Japan, on Tuesday, June 16, 1964 at 07:14 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.406°N / 139.387°E↗ (Japan Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 38.406°S / 40.613°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gassan (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NNW of Murakami (pop: 31,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) N of Shibata (pop: 80,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SW of Tsuruoka (pop: 99,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Niitsu (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NW of Yonezawa (pop: 94,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WNW of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNE of Sandyo (pop: 82,900) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) W of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||15 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jul 12, 1964 01:45|
57 years ago
|Japan Sea, 46 km W of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan||More|
|Jun 19, 1964 10:05|
57 years ago
|Japan Sea, 29 km W of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan||More|