Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 78 km west of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Friday, June 10, 1983 at 07:20 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 78 km west of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Friday, June 10, 1983 at 07:20 GMT Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 78 km west of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Friday, June 10, 1983 at 07:20 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 27 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 10, 1983 07:20:16 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth26.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.289°N / 139.114°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Antipode40.289°S / 40.886°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMegata (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities78 km (49 mi) W of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) WNW of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) NW of Akita (pop: 320,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) WSW of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (76 mi) W of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) WSW of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (103 mi) NNW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) WNW of Morioka (pop: 295,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (168 mi) NW of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
514 km (319 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.027 kmnear the west coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 22, 1983 12:16
39 years ago
4.8

33 km
83 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
Jun 29, 1983 05:11
39 years ago
5.0

22 km
96 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
Jun 18, 1983 22:13
39 years ago
5.5

21 km
92 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
Jun 15, 1983 07:28
39 years ago
4.4

33 km
82 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
Jun 15, 1983 01:34
39 years ago
4.6

33 km
92 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
Jun 12, 1983 05:02
39 years ago
4.4

33 km
89 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
Jun 12, 1983 03:00
39 years ago
4.7

33 km
87 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore

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