Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km east of Kasakai-jima Island, Japan, on Tuesday, January 17, 1967 at 11:59 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 46 km depth
Depth: 45.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.244°N / 142.152°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.244°S / 37.848°W↗
Nearest volcano: Adachi (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) ESE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Wakuya (Tōda Gun) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of Matsushima (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) E of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) E of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||46 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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