Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 19 km northwest of Oitsukami-jima Island, Japan, on Monday, 5 Aug 1968 4:17 pm (GMT +0)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 46 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 5 Aug 1968 4:17 pm (GMT +0)
Depth: 45.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.231°N / 132.192°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Futago (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) W of Uwajima (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Tsukumiura (Tsukumi) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) ENE of Usuki (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NE of Saiki (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Ōzu (pop: 38,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) E of Tsurusaki (pop: 77,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) E of Beppu (pop: 125,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Matsuyama (pop: 443,300) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) WSW of Kobe (pop: 1,528,500) --> See nearby quakes!
740 km (460 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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