Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 75 km southeast of Suwanose-jima Island, Japan, on Monday, Feb 28, 1966 at 1:35 pm (GMT +0)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 45 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Feb 28, 1966 at 1:35 pm (GMT +0)
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.244°N / 130.344°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 29.244°S / 49.656°W
Nearest volcano: Suwanose-jima (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) S of Kurio (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SSW of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) S of Kokubu-matsuki (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SSW of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) S of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (195 mi) SSW of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||45 km||Ryukyu Islands, Japan||USGS|
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