Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 137 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, 12 November 1966 at 12:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 32.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.746°N / 144.389°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akan (185 km / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) S of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) SE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) S of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) ESE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
787 km (489 mi) NNE 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||33 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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