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Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 122 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, July 18, 1992 at 08:36 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 122 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, July 18, 1992 at 08:36 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 29 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 18, 1992 08:36:58 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 28.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.419°N / 143.33°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 39.419°S / 36.67°W
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) ENE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
507 km (315 mi) NE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
524 km (326 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.929 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (99 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 13, 1993 01:31
29 years ago
5.2

31 km
70 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 11, 1993 20:58
29 years ago
5.2

35 km
97 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 9, 1993 04:01
29 years ago
4.7

27 km
66 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 8, 1993 07:19
29 years ago
4.8

10 km
97 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 5, 1993 01:31
29 years ago
4.8

28 km
74 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 1, 1993 08:19
29 years ago
4.7

37 km
95 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 31, 1992 07:34
29 years ago
4.8

33 km
86 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 31, 1992 07:26
29 years ago
5.8

39 km
63 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 31, 1992 07:02
29 years ago
5.4

37 km
65 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 29, 1992 17:11
29 years ago
4.6

43 km
129 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 29, 1992 02:08
29 years ago
4.9

41 km
58 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 29, 1992 00:01
29 years ago
4.3

33 km
84 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 28, 1992 13:52
29 years ago
4.3

63 km
74 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Dec 28, 1992 10:34
29 years ago
5.3

27 km
63 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 28, 1992 10:23
29 years ago
5.0

30 km
70 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 28, 1992 08:19
29 years ago
4.4

14 km
92 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 28, 1992 02:50
29 years ago
4.2

10 km
98 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 27, 1992 16:21
29 years ago
5.7

28 km
61 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 15, 1992 07:25
29 years ago
4.1

82 km
41 km NE of Kasakai-jima Island, JapanMore
Dec 9, 1992 09:47
29 years ago
4.8

33 km
148 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 9, 1992 05:41
29 years ago
4.8

24 km
166 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 9, 1992 05:12
29 years ago
5.4

30 km
136 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 6, 1992 06:56
29 years ago
5.1

28 km
141 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 27, 1992 12:06
29 years ago
4.3

55 km
66 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 24, 1992 12:36
30 years ago
4.5

33 km
54 km E of Kasakai-jima Island, JapanMore
Oct 15, 1992 00:42
30 years ago
3.7

68 km
69 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 7, 1992 03:31
30 years ago
4.8

20 km
173 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 29, 1992 18:43
30 years ago
4.1

33 km
74 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 6, 1992 08:20
30 years ago
4.6

58 km
79 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 4, 1992 08:11
30 years ago
4.5

28 km
175 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Sep 4, 1992 07:37
30 years ago
5.0

30 km
162 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 29, 1992 10:36
30 years ago
4.3

10 km
95 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 27, 1992 12:28
30 years ago
4.8

50 km
80 km NE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 24, 1992 11:07
30 years ago
4.9

23 km
182 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 15, 1992 18:10
30 years ago
4.9

26 km
111 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 13, 1992 19:47
30 years ago
4.3

33 km
170 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Aug 5, 1992 13:01
30 years ago
4.6

29 km
135 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 5, 1992 11:43
30 years ago
5.0

25 km
115 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 1, 1992 03:57
30 years ago
4.1

33 km
147 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 31, 1992 11:43
30 years ago
4.1

38 km
141 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 31, 1992 03:06
30 years ago
3.9

28 km
158 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 30, 1992 19:06
30 years ago
4.1

33 km
148 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 30, 1992 02:04
30 years ago
4.7

40 km
143 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 1992 23:35
30 years ago
5.1

28 km
122 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 1992 05:23
30 years ago
4.8

33 km
125 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 1992 04:30
30 years ago
6.2

16 km
135 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 1992 02:44
30 years ago
5.0

33 km
157 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 1992 02:27
30 years ago
5.6

27 km
115 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 27, 1992 08:29
30 years ago
4.8

33 km
128 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 26, 1992 17:47
30 years ago
4.8

29 km
167 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jul 25, 1992 19:50
30 years ago
4.3

80 km
52 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 25, 1992 02:53
30 years ago
5.9

17 km
116 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 24, 1992 19:03
30 years ago
5.2

37 km
146 km E of Yamada, Shimohei-gun, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 24, 1992 11:51
30 years ago
5.2

33 km
107 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 24, 1992 11:40
30 years ago
4.6

39 km
115 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 21, 1992 00:39
30 years ago
4.9

33 km
96 km E of Yamada, Shimohei-gun, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 21, 1992 00:00
30 years ago
4.9

25 km
116 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 20, 1992 20:20
30 years ago
4.3

33 km
96 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 20, 1992 19:39
30 years ago
5.0

23 km
126 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 20, 1992 06:35
30 years ago
4.5

33 km
125 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 19, 1992 18:41
30 years ago
5.2

32 km
127 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 19, 1992 05:10
30 years ago
5.0

31 km
149 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 23:03
30 years ago
4.7

33 km
118 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 22:01
30 years ago
4.9

30 km
134 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 21:45
30 years ago
5.0

25 km
115 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 21:32
30 years ago
5.0

33 km
135 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 21:31
30 years ago
5.0

32 km
130 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 21:29
30 years ago
4.9

34 km
134 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 21:18
30 years ago
6.0

37 km
99 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 20:55
30 years ago
5.6

25 km
115 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 19:27
30 years ago
4.6

33 km
133 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 19:10
30 years ago
5.0

30 km
135 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 18:12
30 years ago
5.5

31 km
118 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 18:05
30 years ago
4.7

32 km
127 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 17:48
30 years ago
4.4

31 km
145 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 17:27
30 years ago
5.4

32 km
104 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 17:08
30 years ago
4.1

30 km
177 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 16:59
30 years ago
4.7

29 km
109 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 16:12
30 years ago
4.5

33 km
99 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 15:54
30 years ago
5.1

31 km
114 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 14:45
30 years ago
5.1

25 km
110 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 13:56
30 years ago
6.1

27 km
89 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 13:46
30 years ago
4.2

33 km
84 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 12:02
30 years ago
5.8

25 km
115 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 11:48
30 years ago
5.8

32 km
119 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 11:46
30 years ago
4.7

28 km
135 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 11:11
30 years ago
5.2

29 km
128 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 11:06
30 years ago
4.9

31 km
107 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 10:59
30 years ago
5.9

27 km
110 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 10:45
30 years ago
4.8

33 km
110 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 10:20
30 years ago
6.4

27 km
96 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 10:01
30 years ago
4.1

33 km
100 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 09:45
30 years ago
5.5

34 km
113 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 09:09
30 years ago
5.2

33 km
94 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 09:06
30 years ago
4.9

20 km
54 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 08:57
30 years ago
4.4

33 km
130 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 08:51
30 years ago
4.2

33 km
156 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 08:47
30 years ago
5.3

33 km
136 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 1992 08:39
30 years ago
6.1

35 km
93 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
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