Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 117 km east of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, 1 January 1977 at 06:23 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 1 Jan 1977 06:23:45 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.135°N / 130.649°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yokoate-jima (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) NE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) NE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) NE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) S of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) S of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||33 km||Ryukyu Islands, Japan||USGS|
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