Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Wednesday, 9 February 2005 at 18:46 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 24 km depth
Date & time: 9 Feb 2005 18:46:09 UTC
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.088°N / 143.997°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
209 km (130 mi) ESE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||24 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 23 Mar 2005 04:44 UTC| M 4.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Feb 2005 17:40 UTC| M 4.6 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Feb 2005 21:19 UTC| M 4.3 |25.1 km (15.6 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details