Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Aso-gun, Kumamoto, 16 km south of Tsukawaki, Kusu-gun, Oita, Japan, on Sunday, 11 June 2006 at 20:01 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 140 km depth
Date & time: 11 Jun 2006 20:01:26 UTC
Depth: 140.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.134°N / 131.145°E (Aso-gun, Kumamoto, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yabakei (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) S of Tsukawaki (Oita) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Aso (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SE of Hita (Oita) (pop: 61,500) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Kikuchi (pop: 26,700) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Beppu (Oita) (pop: 125,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NE of Ōzu (Kikuchi District) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Yamaga (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NE of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
834 km (518 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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