Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 148 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 10:15 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 148 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 10:15 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 24, 2005 10:15:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.564°N / 142.987°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.564°S / 37.013°W
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) ESE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) ESE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.110 kmnear the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 31, 2006 19:23
16 years ago
5.3

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jan 9, 2006 23:17
16 years ago
3.7

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 7, 2005 00:11
16 years ago
4.4

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 24, 2005 12:34
16 years ago
3.6

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 192 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 17, 2005 17:58
16 years ago
4.1

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 140 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 3, 2005 03:20
16 years ago
4.2

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 186 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Sep 29, 2005 15:51
16 years ago
3.6

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km E of Kasakai-jima Island, JapanMore
Sep 2, 2005 22:29
16 years ago
4.5

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 161 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Sep 2, 2005 14:26
16 years ago
4.6

41 km
North Pacific Ocean, 155 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 30, 2005 18:50
16 years ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 176 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 30, 2005 18:13
16 years ago
5.2

23 km
North Pacific Ocean, 144 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 30, 2005 18:10
16 years ago
6.1

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 144 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 30, 2005 17:48
16 years ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 164 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 30, 2005 12:23
16 years ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 164 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 26, 2005 18:50
16 years ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 176 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 26, 2005 10:34
16 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 145 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 25, 2005 15:57
16 years ago
4.4

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 164 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 24, 2005 16:11
16 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 181 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 24, 2005 14:57
16 years ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 180 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 24, 2005 14:52
16 years ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 162 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 24, 2005 12:38
16 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 180 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 24, 2005 11:29
16 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 170 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Aug 24, 2005 11:00
16 years ago
4.3

10.3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 184 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore

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