Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Thursday, 19 October 1995 at 02:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Thursday, 19 October 1995 at 02:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 19 Oct 1995 02:41:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 19.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.094°N / 130.148°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yokoate-jima (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) NE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (189 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NE of Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) SSW of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1234 km (767 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.820 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (140 quakes):
  • 15 Apr 1996 12:03 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    45.8 km (28.5 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 1996 00:11 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1996 16:03 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 1996 11:10 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 1996 19:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Mar 1996 02:19 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1996 17:21 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    48.3 km (30 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 1996 22:33 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 1996 12:34 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 1996 16:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1996 11:36 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    36.1 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1996 13:37 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jan 1996 02:54 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 1996 06:40 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 1996 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 1996 18:10 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    46.8 km (29.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Thursday, 19 October 1995 at 02:41 (GMT)
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