Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 171 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 01:57 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 171 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 01:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 8, 2003 01:57:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.153°N / 143.235°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.153°S / 36.765°W
Nearest volcano: Adachi (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km (104 mi) SE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) E of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) ESE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) ESE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) ENE of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) SE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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5.010 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 08 Nov 2003 03:03 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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