Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 202 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 08:11 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 202 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 08:11 (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 10, 2003 08:11:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.917°N / 143.517°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 37.917°S / 36.483°W
Nearby towns and cities:
202 km (125 mi) ESE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) E of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ESE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) ENE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) SE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) E of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) E of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 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)

Date and timeMag
Nov 11, 2003 13:27
18 years ago

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 217 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore

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