Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 36 km southeast of Chichijima Island, Japan, on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 at 06:54 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 27 Feb 2008 06:54:20 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.816°N / 142.438°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kaikata (144 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||15 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 16 Mar 2008 04:16 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|34 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 14 Mar 2008 22:32 UTC| M 6.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 40 km east of Chichijima Island, Japan, on Friday, 14 March 2008 at 22:32 (GMT)
- 08 Mar 2008 16:35 UTC| M 5.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details