Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 146 km southeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 30 May 1998 at 18:18 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.027°N / 143.441°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yakeishi (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) ESE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) ESE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) E of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ESE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (309 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (324 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Jun 1998 01:21 UTC| M 5.3 |30.8 km (19.1 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details