Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - East China Sea, 44 km northwest of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 at 19:01 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - East China Sea, 44 km northwest of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 at 19:01 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 hours.
Date & time: 31 Dec 1969 19:01:56 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.532°N / 129.075°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yokoate-jima (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) WNW of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) NNE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NNE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) NNE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) NNE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) NNE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NNE of Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NNE of Itoman (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) SSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1277 km (793 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.325 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - East China Sea, 44 km northwest of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 at 19:01 (GMT)
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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - East China Sea, 44 km northwest of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 at 19:01 (GMT)
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