Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 531 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 12 July 1968 at 00:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 22 km depth
Depth: 21.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.554°N / 143.238°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) E of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) E of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
531 km (330 mi) NE 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||22 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 531 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, 12 July 1968 00:44 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 25 Aug 1968 09:13 UTC| M 5.7 |21.5 km (13.4 mi) depth|57 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Jul 1968 03:56 UTC| M 6.0 |19.9 km (12.4 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 539 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 12 July 1968 at 03:56 (GMT)