Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 83 km northeast of Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 22 May 1968 at 19:29 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 49 km depth
Depth: 48.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.25°N / 142.51°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
564 km (351 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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|M 6.0||49 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 83 km northeast of Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, 22 May 1968 19:29 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 13 Nov 1968 18:41 UTC| M 6.2 |46 km (28.6 mi) depth|22 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km northeast of Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 13 November 1968 at 18:41 (GMT)
- 01 Jun 1968 10:31 UTC| M 5.8 |45 km (28 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details