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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 16 February 1996

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 16 February 1996
Date & time: Friday, 16 February 1996 15:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 40.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.353°N / 142.38°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Aoso (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 mi) E of Namie (pop: 21,900)
137 km (85 mi) NE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300)
152 km (94 mi) SE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200)
154 km (96 mi) SE of Watari (pop: 36,300)
167 km (104 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
303 km (188 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 16 Feb 15:22 UTCM 6.7 / 40.8 kmOff the East Coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake: Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 16 Feb 1996 15:22

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (31 quakes):
  • 10 Aug 1996 12:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 1996 04:53 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Aug 1996 22:41 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    89.2 km (55.4 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1996 00:32 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jul 1996 17:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1996 02:30 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    54.2 km (33.7 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jun 1996 20:11 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jun 1996 14:19 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1996 19:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1996 07:54 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    41.9 km (26 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1996 16:20 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1996 22:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1996 18:15 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    54.8 km (34.1 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1996 04:27 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1996 02:45 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1996 02:39 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 16 February 1996
 

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