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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 14 Mar 2008 22:32:09 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.988°N / 142.599°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kaikata (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) ESE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||10 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Mar 2008 04:16 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details