Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Akkeshi-gun, 27 km northeast of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 18:47 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 54 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 54.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.085°N / 144.674°E↗ (Akkeshi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)
Antipode: 43.085°S / 35.326°W↗
Nearest volcano: Mashu (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) E of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
927 km (576 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.5||54 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 20 Apr 2005 07:41 UTC| M 4.2 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details