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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 5 September 2004

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 5 September 2004
Date & time: Sunday, 5 September 2004 14:57 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.184°N / 137.071°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Inamba-jima (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) SE of Shingū (pop: 31,600)
127 km (79 mi) SE of Owase (pop: 22,000)
146 km (91 mi) S of Toba (pop: 23,300)
178 km (111 mi) S of Toyohashi (pop: 378,400)
179 km (111 mi) SW of Hamamatsu (pop: 605,100)
368 km (229 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 5 Sep 14:57 UTCM 7.4 / 10 kmNear the South Coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan, 5 Sep 2004 14:57

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 21 Aug 2006 22:20 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    411.2 km (255.5 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Mar 2006 13:32 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    401 km (249.2 mi) depth
    |
    175 km (109 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2006 18:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    338 km (210 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2005 05:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    354.4 km (220.2 mi) depth
    |
    155 km (96 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 May 2005 20:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    296.4 km (184.2 mi) depth
    |
    142 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2005 11:20 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    369.5 km (229.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Nov 2004 15:07 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Sep 2004 02:05 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Sep 2004 14:58 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    21.2 km (13.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan on Wednesday, 8 September 2004
  • 08 Sep 2004 14:40 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    23.9 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 2004 18:36 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 2004 06:10 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 2004 23:29 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan on Monday, 6 September 2004
  • 05 Sep 2004 20:30 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 5 September 2004

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