Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region, on Friday, January 15, 1993 at 11:06 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region, on Friday, January 15, 1993 at 11:06 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 102 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 15, 1993 11:06:05 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 102.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.3°N / 143.691°E (Japan)
Antipode: 43.3°S / 36.309°W
Nearest volcano: Akan (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) NE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SSW of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) E of Shimo-furano (Furano) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ESE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
913 km (567 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.6102 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (58 quakes)

  • 13 Jan 1995 03:13 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    271 km (168 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 1995 07:48 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    57.2 km (35.5 mi) depth
    |
    181 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 1995 11:16 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    226 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1994 16:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    34.1 km (21.2 mi) depth
    |
    267 km (166 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1994 22:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    259 km (161 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Nov 1994 11:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    51.1 km (31.8 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1994 08:30 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    265 km (165 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 1994 21:46 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    266 km (165 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 1994 07:57 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    42.6 km (26.5 mi) depth
    |
    257 km (160 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 1994 01:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    38.9 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    264 km (164 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 1994 13:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    260 km (161 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 1994 12:03 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    255 km (158 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 1994 09:50 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    256 km (159 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Oct 1994 11:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    251 km (156 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Oct 1994 22:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    28.4 km (17.6 mi) depth
    |
    257 km (160 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Oct 1994 11:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    273 km (169 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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