Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Sunday, 6 August 2006 at 18:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 6 Aug 2006 18:16:39 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.119°N / 144.011°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
208 km (129 mi) ESE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||20 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 07 Aug 2006 05:27 UTC| M 4.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details