Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 77 km northeast of Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 17:57 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 38 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 37.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.387°N / 141.645°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 37.387°S / 38.355°W↗
Nearest volcano: Aoso (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) E of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ENE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Funehikimachi-funehiki (Tamura) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SE of Marumori (Igu District) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) ESE of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) E of Kōriyama (pop: 340,600) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SE of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||38 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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