Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 37 km east of Kasakai-jima Island, Japan, on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 13:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 45 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 44.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.455°N / 142.018°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.455°S / 37.982°W↗
Nearest volcano: Narugo (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) E of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SSE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) E of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) E of Tomiya (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> 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||45 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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