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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 19 July 2008

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 19 July 2008
Date & time: Saturday, 19 July 2008 02:39 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.552°N / 142.214°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Aoso (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) E of Namie (pop: 21,900)
125 km (78 mi) SE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200)
130 km (81 mi) NE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300)
131 km (81 mi) SE of Yamoto (pop: 32,000)
142 km (89 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
306 km (190 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 19 Jul 02:39 UTCM 7.0 / 22 kmOff the East Coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 19 Jul 2008 02:39

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14326 km (8901 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 13 Jun 2010 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jun 2010 04:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    59.2 km (36.8 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2010 23:59 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2010 08:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 2010 21:22 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    68.2 km (42.4 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2010 09:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2010 18:32 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    41.7 km (25.9 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 2010 08:08 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 14 March 2010
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14326 km (8901 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 13 Mar 2010 12:46 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    76.7 km (47.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14326 km (8901 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 21 Feb 2010 00:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    50.4 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2010 02:57 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    57.3 km (35.6 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jan 2010 15:29 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    44.6 km (27.7 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jan 2010 15:25 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    63.7 km (39.6 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 19 July 2008
 

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