Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Thursday, 15 October 1981 at 01:47 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 47 km depth
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.229°N / 142.287°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) E of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) NNE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
554 km (344 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||47 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 15 October 1981 01:47 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Jan 1982 00:39 UTC| M 4.8 |47 km (29.2 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details