Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Friday, 1 January 1982 at 18:51 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 22 km depth
Date & time: 1 Jan 1982 18:51:01 UTC
Depth: 22.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.823°N / 142.557°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kaikata (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) SE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.7||22 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 Apr 1982 11:58 UTC| M 4.7 |56.3 km (35 mi) depth|101 km (63 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Jan 1982 22:03 UTC| M 4.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details