Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km northeast of Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 13 November 1968 at 18:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 46 km depth
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.188°N / 142.75°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) NE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) E of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||46 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 92 km northeast of Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, 13 November 1968 18:41 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 22 Apr 1969 08:11 UTC| M 6.0 |34.5 km (21.4 mi) depth|61 km (38 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 567 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, 22 April 1969 at 08:11 (GMT)
- 24 Nov 1968 21:21 UTC| M 5.9 |40 km (24.9 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details