Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, Japan, on Wednesday, 27 May 1970 at 12:05 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 390 km depth
Date & time: 27 May 1970 12:05:07 UTC
Depth: 390.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.236°N / 140.23°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nishino-shima (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
942 km (585 mi) S of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.1||390 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 14 May 1971 09:57 UTC| M 5.6 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|190 km (118 mi) distance| USGS | Details