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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 3.2 km northwest of Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, December 2, 2001 at 13:01 GMT

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 3.2 km northwest of Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, December 2, 2001 at 13:01 GMT Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 3.2 km northwest of Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, December 2, 2001 at 13:01 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 124 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 2, 2001 13:01:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 123.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.402°N / 141.089°E (Hanamaki Shi, Iwate, Japan)
Antipode: 39.402°S / 38.911°W
Nearest volcano: Yakeishi (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NW of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) N of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Shizukuishi (Iwate District) (pop: 19,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Yokote (Akita) (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) N of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) N of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.5124 kmeastern Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 12, 2002 01:29
20 years ago
5.4

96 km
12 km SW of Kitakami, Iwate, JapanMore
May 11, 2002 16:06
20 years ago
4.4

10 km
16 km NW of Furukawa, Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 1, 2002 05:06
20 years ago
4.0

115 km
23 km E of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 14, 2002 13:25
20 years ago
4.1

85 km
31 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 13, 2002 09:54
20 years ago
4.0

33 km
Tome Shi, 33 km N of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jan 27, 2002 07:09
20 years ago
5.3

49 km
40 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 28, 2001 04:36
20 years ago
4.4

108 km
Tome Shi, 31 km N of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2001 21:39
20 years ago
3.7

119 km
Yuzawa-shi, Akita, 47 km SW of Kitakami, Iwate, JapanMore

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