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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Friday, 6 January 1995 at 22:37 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Friday, 6 January 1995 at 22:37 (GMT)
Date & time: 1995-01-06 10:37:34 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 26.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.246°N / 142.175°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000)
70 km (43 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700)
75 km (47 mi) E of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800)
137 km (85 mi) SE of Aomori (pop: 298,400)
185 km (115 mi) NE of Akita (pop: 320,100)
552 km (343 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
1995-01-06 22:37:34 UTCM 7.0 / 26.9 kmNear the East Coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 1995-01-06 22:37 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (33 quakes):
  • 03 Sep 1996 09:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Aug 1996 23:52 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 1996 18:59 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    48.6 km (30.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jun 1996 21:37 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    44.9 km (27.9 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Apr 1996 04:08 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    73.2 km (45.5 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 1996 12:14 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 1996 13:14 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1995 20:45 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1995 12:17 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1995 12:11 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Saturday, 30 December 1995 at 12:11 (GMT)
  • 21 Dec 1995 11:38 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    54.5 km (33.9 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 1995 14:13 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 1995 04:41 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Sep 1995 21:05 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    58.4 km (36.3 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 1995 06:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 1995 05:42 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    11.3 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Saturday, 8 July 1995 at 05:42 (GMT)
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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Friday, 6 January 1995 at 22:37 (GMT)
 

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