Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 58 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 18:36 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 58 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 18:36 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 40 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 28, 2004 18:36:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 39.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.984°N / 145.083°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 42.984°S / 34.917°W
Nearest volcano: Mashu (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) SW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) S of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) SE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) SSE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) E of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
934 km (580 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.940 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (35 quakes)

  • 18 Jan 2005 14:09 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 40 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 14:09 (GMT)
  • 17 Jan 2005 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2005 22:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    68.9 km (42.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 2005 07:14 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2004 10:27 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    43.2 km (26.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2004 00:04 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    48.6 km (30.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2004 18:43 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2004 15:34 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    37.4 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 2004 19:28 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33.6 km (20.9 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2004 15:45 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    41.8 km (26 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2004 15:31 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    64.4 km (40 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2004 23:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    39.3 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2004 09:30 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    43.9 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2004 04:44 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2004 02:31 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    45.9 km (28.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2004 21:37 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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