Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - Japan Sea, 32 km west of Koga, Fukuoka, Japan, on Sunday, 20 March 2005 at 01:53 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 20 Mar 2005 01:53:41 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.807°N / 130.131°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurose (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) NNW of Maebaru-chūō (pop: 70,300) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) WNW of Shingū (Kasuya District) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) W of Nishifukuma (pop: 43,200) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Koga (pop: 60,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NW of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Karatsu (pop: 78,300) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NW of Ōnojō (pop: 95,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NW of Dazaifu (pop: 70,600) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NW of Chikushino-shi (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
898 km (558 mi) W of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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