Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km east of Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at 02:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 34.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.959°N / 141.607°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 36.959°S / 38.393°W↗
Nearest volcano: Adatara (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) E of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ENE of Kitaibaraki (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Takahagi (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Hitachi (pop: 186,300) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NE of Hitachi-Naka (pop: 156,800) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) NE of Mito (pop: 246,500) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SE of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||35 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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