Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Monday, 24 March 1986 at 02:01 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Monday, 24 March 1986 at 02:01 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 26 km depth

Date & time: 24 Mar 1986 02:01:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 26.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.541°N / 130.009°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yokoate-jima (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) SSW of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) SSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) NE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) S of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (230 mi) SSW of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1209 km (751 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.326 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 14 Sep 1986 19:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 1986 21:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    53.9 km (33.5 mi) depth
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 1986 23:14 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 1986 02:57 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 1986 02:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Monday, 24 March 1986 at 02:01 (GMT)
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