Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Japan Sea, 46 km west of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan, on Sunday, 12 July 1964 at 01:45 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 13 km depth
Depth: 12.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.616°N / 139.304°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Gassan (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Murakami (pop: 31,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Tsuruoka (pop: 99,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) N of Shibata (pop: 80,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Niigata (pop: 505,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WNW of Sagae (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) N of Niitsu (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Tendō (pop: 65,400) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) N 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||13 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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