Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 192 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 22 June 1968 at 01:12 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 192 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 22 June 1968 at 01:12 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 18 km depth

Date & time: 22 Jun 1968 01:12:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 18.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.406°N / 143.767°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) E of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) E of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
634 km (394 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.118 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 192 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, 22 June 1968 01:12 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 192 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 22 June 1968 at 01:12 (GMT)
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