Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 90 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 03:47 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 90 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 03:47 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 29 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 29, 2004 03:47:10 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 29.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.752°N / 141.881°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 37.752°S / 38.119°W
Nearest volcano: Aoso (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) E of Marumori (Igu District) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SE of Matsushima (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) ESE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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5.829 kmnear the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jul 22, 2004 08:23
17 years ago

80 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jul 5, 2004 09:22
17 years ago

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jun 30, 2004 04:40
17 years ago

73 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km SE of Ji-sannō-jima Island, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jun 26, 2004 19:43
17 years ago

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 79 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore

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