Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 71 km north of Mombetsu, Monbetsu Shi, Hokkaido, Japan, on Sunday, January 19, 1969 at 07:02 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 71 km north of Mombetsu, Monbetsu Shi, Hokkaido, Japan, on Sunday, January 19, 1969 at 07:02 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 245 km depth

Date & time: Jan 19, 1969 07:02:09 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 244.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.985°N / 143.238°E (Sea of Okhotsk, Japan)
Antipode: 44.985°S / 36.762°W
Nearest volcano: Niseikaushuppe (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) N of Mombetsu (pop: 26,900) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NE of Nayoro (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ESE of Makubetsu (Wakkanai) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) ESE of Wakkanai (pop: 41,600) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) NW of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNW of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NNW of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NNE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) N of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.0245 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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