Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 31 km southeast of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 03:37 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 31 km southeast of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 03:37 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 39 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 3, 2002 03:37:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.886°N / 141.977°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.886°S / 38.023°W
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) SSE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) E of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) ESE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ENE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.439 kmnear the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 27, 2003 07:16
19 years ago
4.1

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 50 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 19, 2003 08:04
19 years ago
3.7

58 km
North Pacific Ocean, 48 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 7, 2003 11:44
19 years ago
4.4

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 5, 2003 09:50
19 years ago
4.7

93 km
North Pacific Ocean, 23 km S of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 4, 2002 15:53
19 years ago
5.0

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, 34 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 4, 2002 15:50
19 years ago
5.4

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km NE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 1, 2002 23:02
19 years ago
4.6

85 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km NE of Kasakai-jima Island, JapanMore
Nov 23, 2002 20:14
19 years ago
4.0

79 km
1 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 3, 2002 19:14
19 years ago
5.1

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 33 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 3, 2002 04:47
19 years ago
4.6

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore

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