Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 84 km southeast of Nichinan, Miyazaki, Japan, on Friday, 6 September 1968 at 19:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 37 km depth
Depth: 37.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.008°N / 131.907°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Ibusuku (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) SE of Kushima (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Nichinan (pop: 44,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ENE of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Shibushi (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) ESE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSE of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (71 mi) SE of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ESE of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) SSE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
891 km (553 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||37 km||Kyushu, Japan||USGS|
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