Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Wednesday, 27 May 1970 at 22:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.139°N / 143.117°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
579 km (360 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||15 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 27 May 1970 22:35 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 May 1970 23:56 UTC| M 6.0 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Wednesday, 27 May 1970 at 23:56 (GMT)