Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 149 km south of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Sunday, September 5, 2004 at 14:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 149 km south of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Sunday, September 5, 2004 at 14:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 5, 2004 14:57:18 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.184°N / 137.071°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 33.184°S / 42.929°W
Nearest volcano: Inamba-jima (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) ESE of Shingu (pop: 31,600) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SE of Owase (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) S of Toba (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SSE of Ise (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SSE of Tsu (pop: 163,500) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SE of Nara (pop: 367,400) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ESE of Wakayama (pop: 351,000) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SE of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) SW of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.410 kmnear the south coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (294 quakes)

  • 06 Sep 2006 14:58 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    342.1 km (212.6 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Sep 2006 15:05 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    356 km (221.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 2006 23:45 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    460.1 km (285.9 mi) depth
    |
    293 km (182 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 2006 22:20 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    411.2 km (255.5 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2006 15:11 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    344 km (213.8 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Aug 2006 04:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    359.3 km (223.3 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Aug 2006 12:37 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    53.1 km (33 mi) depth
    |
    178 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2006 22:49 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    174.8 km (108.6 mi) depth
    |
    203 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 2006 15:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    260.7 km (162 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jul 2006 17:42 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    189.7 km (117.9 mi) depth
    |
    206 km (128 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 2006 01:10 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    357 km (221.8 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 2006 14:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    197.5 km (122.7 mi) depth
    |
    226 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jul 2006 08:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    53.2 km (33.1 mi) depth
    |
    298 km (185 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 2006 13:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    384.4 km (238.9 mi) depth
    |
    280 km (174 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jul 2006 14:44 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    299.9 km (186.3 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jul 2006 17:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    338.8 km (210.5 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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