Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - East China Sea, 43 km southeast of Suwanose-jima Island, Japan, on Tuesday, September 13, 1994 at 04:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - East China Sea, 43 km southeast of Suwanose-jima Island, Japan, on Tuesday, September 13, 1994 at 04:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 34 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 13, 1994 04:28:01 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 34.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.287°N / 129.91°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 29.287°S / 50.09°W
Nearest volcano: Akuseki-jima (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (69 mi) NNE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSW of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SSW of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) SSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) S of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) SSW of Kokubu-matsuki (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) SSW of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) SSW of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.134 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Mar 8, 1995 07:26
27 years ago

188 km
East China Sea, 33 km W of Suwanose-jima Island, JapanMore
Mar 1, 1995 09:21
27 years ago

33 km
East China Sea, 105 km NE of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore

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