Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Awaji Shi, 8.1 km south of Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, on Monday, 16 January 1995 at 20:46 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 22 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 21.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.583°N / 135.018°E (Awaji Shi, Hyōgo, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takara (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) S of Akashi (pop: 297,300) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SW of Kobe (pop: 1,528,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Miki (pop: 74,700) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SE of Kakogawa (pop: 271,600) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WSW of Ashiya (pop: 88,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Nishinomiya (pop: 468,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Sandachō (pop: 132,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Himeji (pop: 481,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) WSW 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!) More info
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|6.9||22 km||near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Jan 1995 21:28 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details