Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Saturday, 30 December 1995 at 12:11 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 22 km depth
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.752°N / 143.339°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
158 km (98 mi) E of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) E of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ESE of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) S of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) E of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
647 km (402 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||22 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 30 December 1995 12:11 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 30 Dec 1995 20:45 UTC| M 5.7 |30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth|15 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 30 Dec 1995 12:17 UTC| M 5.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details