Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 96 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, on Monday, September 14, 1970 at 09:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 49 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 48.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.751°N / 142.321°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.751°S / 37.679°W↗
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) SE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) ESE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (85 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||49 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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