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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Friday, 13 June 2008

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Friday, 13 June 2008
Date & time: Friday, 13 June 2008 23:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 7.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.03°N / 140.881°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) SW of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300)
25 km (16 mi) NW of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000)
35 km (22 mi) SW of Kitakami (pop: 93,900)
85 km (53 mi) N of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
186 km (116 mi) NE of Kōriyama (pop: 340,600)
386 km (240 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 13 Jun 23:43 UTCM 6.9 / 7.8 kmEastern Honshu, JapanUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Eastern Honshu, Japan, 13 Jun 2008 23:43

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 24 Jul 2008 02:27 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    111.9 km (69.5 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 2008 15:26 UTC
    | M 6.8 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Wednesday, 23 July 2008
  • 16 Jun 2008 14:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10.8 km (6.7 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2008 00:20 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10.2 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2008 00:20 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jun 2008 23:49 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    11.5 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Friday, 13 June 2008
 

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