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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 17 June 2012

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 17 June 2012
Date & time: Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.919°N / 141.831°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) SE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400)
40 km (25 mi) S of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100)
50 km (31 mi) S of Ōtsuchi (pop: 16,500)
111 km (69 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
172 km (107 mi) SE of Akita (pop: 320,100)
406 km (252 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 17 Jun 20:32 UTCM 6.3 / 36 kmNear the East Coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 17 Jun 2012 20:32

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2011 quakes):
  • 14 Dec 2012 19:36 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 18:20 UTC
    | M 1.2 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 17:38 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 16:55 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 15:57 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 14:30 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 12:39 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 12:15 UTC
    | M 1.0 |
    89 km (55.3 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 11:06 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 10:31 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 09:07 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 08:59 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 04:06 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 03:13 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 13 Dec 2012 21:48 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 13 Dec 2012 19:13 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 17 June 2012
 

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