Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Furano-shi, 53 km south of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, 2 January 1988 at 12:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 177 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 177.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.295°N / 142.419°E (Furano-shi, Hokkaido, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Tokachi (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SSE of Shimo-furano (Furano) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SE of Ashibetsu (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) E of Bibai (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Sunagawa (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) S of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) ENE of Iwamizawa (pop: 85,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) ENE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WNW of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ENE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
878 km (545 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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