Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 132 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, 17 February 2007 at 00:22 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.771°N / 143.602°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikaribetsu Group (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) ESE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SSE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
757 km (470 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||35 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Feb 2007 08:11 UTC| M 4.3 |44.3 km (27.5 mi) depth|15 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details