Major magnitude 8.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 227 km east of Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, May 16, 1968 at 00:49 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 227 km east of Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, May 16, 1968 at 00:49 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.2 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: May 16, 1968 00:49:02 UTC
Magnitude: 8.2
Depth: 29.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.86°N / 143.435°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 40.86°S / 36.565°W
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (104 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) S of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
661 km (411 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1017 joules (34970 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3 x 107 tons of TNT or 1880.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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