Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 41 km south of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 16:09 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 50 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 50.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.97°N / 145.736°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 42.97°S / 34.264°W↗
Nearest volcano: Golovnin (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (26 mi) SSE of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSE of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) E of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) ESE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) ESE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
962 km (598 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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