Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 293 km southeast of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 21:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 293 km southeast of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 21:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 11 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 14, 2005 21:38:51 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.107°N / 144.896°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.107°S / 35.104°W
Nearby towns and cities:
293 km (182 mi) ESE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) ESE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (230 mi) ESE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) E of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) E of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) ENE of Mito (pop: 246,500) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) SE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
535 km (333 mi) ENE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.011 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (46 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 26, 2007 16:51
15 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 124 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
May 16, 2007 01:52
15 years ago
4.2

36 km
North Pacific Ocean, 182 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 11, 2007 22:21
15 years ago
3.8

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 229 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Apr 30, 2007 06:43
15 years ago
4.3

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 133 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 19, 2007 01:04
15 years ago
3.9

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 291 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 3, 2007 20:01
15 years ago
4.5

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 124 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 1, 2007 22:11
15 years ago
4.3

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 162 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 22, 2007 17:45
15 years ago
4.4

39 km
North Pacific Ocean, 129 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jan 26, 2007 06:55
15 years ago
3.5

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 239 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 19, 2006 18:20
15 years ago
4.2

38 km
North Pacific Ocean, 162 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 3, 2006 09:31
15 years ago
4.4

6.3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 131 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 28, 2006 12:47
15 years ago
4.4

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 219 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Oct 19, 2006 08:34
15 years ago
4.2

11 km
North Pacific Ocean, 163 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 17, 2006 19:19
15 years ago
4.8

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 170 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 16, 2006 23:15
15 years ago
4.0

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 196 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Oct 4, 2006 00:37
15 years ago
4.2

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 298 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 26, 2006 05:24
15 years ago
4.3

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 294 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2006 04:45
15 years ago
4.6

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, 290 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 10, 2006 20:53
15 years ago
3.9

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 211 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 13, 2006 14:52
15 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 293 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 14, 2006 19:00
15 years ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Apr 10, 2006 16:55
16 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 190 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 12, 2006 04:36
16 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 173 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 24, 2006 03:58
16 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jan 8, 2006 22:25
16 years ago
4.1

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 299 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 2, 2006 20:07
16 years ago
4.9

69 km
North Pacific Ocean, 275 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 20, 2005 22:58
16 years ago
5.0

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, 184 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 7, 2005 15:17
16 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 7, 2005 04:17
16 years ago
4.8

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 142 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 3, 2005 11:56
16 years ago
4.4

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 27, 2005 19:46
16 years ago
3.8

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 27, 2005 14:57
16 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 299 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 25, 2005 02:37
16 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 25, 2005 00:28
16 years ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 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
Nov 24, 2005 03:21
16 years ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 23, 2005 09:30
16 years ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 20, 2005 12:10
16 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 298 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 19, 2005 08:14
16 years ago
4.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 17, 2005 12:38
16 years ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 17, 2005 12:26
16 years ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 292 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 15, 2005 18:37
16 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 278 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 15, 2005 17:57
16 years ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 15, 2005 16:19
16 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 15, 2005 01:59
16 years ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 14, 2005 23:38
16 years ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 285 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
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