Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 77 km southeast of Kitaibaraki, Japan, on Wednesday, September 22, 1965 at 22:08 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.395°N / 141.46°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 36.395°S / 38.54°W↗
Nearest volcano: Nasu (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) ESE of Takahagi (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Hitachi (pop: 186,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SE of Kitaibaraki (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) E of Hitachi-Naka (pop: 156,800) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) E of Katsuta (pop: 156,000) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NE of Kashima-shi (pop: 65,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) E of Mito (pop: 246,500) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> 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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|6.3||35 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 14 Nov 1965 05:54 UTC| M 5.7 |40 km (24.9 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details