Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 539 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 12 July 1968 at 03:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 19.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.623°N / 143.277°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
539 km (335 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||20 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 539 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, 12 July 1968 03:56 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 25 Aug 1968 09:13 UTC| M 5.7 |21.5 km (13.4 mi) depth|49 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 25 Aug 1968 09:07 UTC| M 5.7 |21 km (13 mi) depth|56 km (34 mi) distance| USGS | Details