Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 567 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, 22 April 1969 at 08:11 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 34.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.893°N / 143.35°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
567 km (353 mi) NNE 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||35 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 567 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, 22 April 1969 08:11 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 12 Jul 1969 19:16 UTC| M 6.2 |19.5 km (12.1 mi) depth|33 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 583 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, 12 July 1969 at 19:16 (GMT)