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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 29 km northeast of Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 15:26 GMT

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 29 km northeast of Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 15:26 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 108 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 23, 2008 15:26:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 108.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.802°N / 141.464°E (Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan)
Antipode: 39.802°S / 38.536°W
Nearest volcano: Iwate (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Shizukuishi (Iwate District) (pop: 19,900) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) WNW of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NNE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNW of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) NNE of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) NNE of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.8108 kmeastern Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (55 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 3, 2009 03:01
13 years ago
4.1

139 km
Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, 33 km E of Shinjō, Yamagata, JapanMore
Dec 28, 2008 05:56
13 years ago
4.0

37 km
61 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 23, 2008 18:37
13 years ago
3.6

30 km
16 km SW of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 20, 2008 10:55
13 years ago
3.9

4 km
Kurihara Shi, 30 km NW of Furukawa, Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 20, 2008 04:41
13 years ago
4.4

75 km
73 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Dec 19, 2008 06:53
13 years ago
4.3

77 km
69 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Dec 17, 2008 20:43
13 years ago
4.3

8.3 km
495 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Dec 17, 2008 13:10
13 years ago
4.0

62 km
70 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2008 09:24
13 years ago
3.4

7.8 km
20 km W of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2008 10:09
13 years ago
3.3

4 km
Yamagata, 25 km NW of Furukawa, Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 7, 2008 21:50
13 years ago
4.1

78 km
73 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Dec 6, 2008 22:31
13 years ago
4.0

40 km
Sabusawa-jima, 5.6 km NW of Yamoto, Higashimatsushima, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Nov 17, 2008 10:09
14 years ago
4.4

80 km
83 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Nov 16, 2008 05:11
14 years ago
3.6

53 km
50 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 12, 2008 04:39
14 years ago
4.5

48 km
Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, 30 km NE of Shinjō, Yamagata, JapanMore
Nov 9, 2008 15:49
14 years ago
3.9

85 km
27 km S of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 9, 2008 13:49
14 years ago
3.4

43 km
16 km NW of Furukawa, Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Nov 8, 2008 10:22
14 years ago
3.8

6 km
Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, 36 km W of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 3, 2008 19:06
14 years ago
4.7

40 km
Ichinoseki-shi, 28 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 31, 2008 14:06
14 years ago
3.2

74 km
30 km S of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 27, 2008 22:53
14 years ago
3.7

10.7 km
24 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 25, 2008 21:35
14 years ago
3.5

47 km
35 km NE of Kasakai-jima Island, JapanMore
Oct 25, 2008 15:29
14 years ago
4.2

21 km
27 km NW of Furukawa, Ōsaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 8, 2008 09:07
14 years ago
3.5

8.2 km
20 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 7, 2008 06:22
14 years ago
3.6

119 km
23 km NE of Hanamaki, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 28, 2008 02:20
14 years ago
3.5

10 km
Ichinoseki-shi, 13 km SE of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 26, 2008 16:53
14 years ago
5.0

39 km
110 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 25, 2008 06:04
14 years ago
4.2

5.5 km
Kurihara Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, 24 km W of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 23, 2008 23:43
14 years ago
4.3

72 km
Rikuzentakata-shi, 16 km W of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 23, 2008 13:26
14 years ago
4.3

42 km
59 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 14, 2008 16:05
14 years ago
4.3

49 km
Kurihara Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, 29 km W of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 10, 2008 23:38
14 years ago
3.9

38 km
27 km NE of Kasakai-jima Island, JapanMore
Sep 9, 2008 23:57
14 years ago
4.3

87 km
48 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 2, 2008 09:35
14 years ago
4.2

31 km
27 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 31, 2008 05:04
14 years ago
3.7

26 km
477 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Aug 28, 2008 11:58
14 years ago
3.2

7.2 km
Ichinoseki-shi, 23 km SW of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 25, 2008 11:57
14 years ago
3.9

9.8 km
18 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 25, 2008 10:35
14 years ago
3.2

9.6 km
18 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 22, 2008 06:02
14 years ago
4.0

9.7 km
17 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 20, 2008 18:27
14 years ago
3.4

103 km
18 km W of Hanamaki, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 20, 2008 05:28
14 years ago
4.2

30 km
68 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 16, 2008 08:20
14 years ago
4.2

89 km
5.2 km W of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Aug 14, 2008 09:04
14 years ago
4.2

121 km
22 km SW of Mutsu, Aomori, JapanMore
Aug 13, 2008 12:18
14 years ago
4.5

73 km
34 km S of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 6, 2008 13:16
14 years ago
4.0

10 km
Yokote-shi, 4.9 km NE of Yuzawa, Akita, JapanMore
Jul 31, 2008 05:31
14 years ago
3.8

31 km
46 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 30, 2008 01:15
14 years ago
4.2

5.1 km
Kurihara Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, 28 km W of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 2008 23:15
14 years ago
4.1

21 km
28 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 2008 07:35
14 years ago
4.4

9.7 km
Ichinoseki-shi, 25 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 29, 2008 07:27
14 years ago
4.0

9.7 km
Ichinoseki-shi, 25 km W of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 28, 2008 15:55
14 years ago
4.0

41 km
25 km W of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 27, 2008 02:05
14 years ago
3.0

133 km
Yokote-shi, 19 km SW of Ōmagari, Daisen-shi, Akita, JapanMore
Jul 25, 2008 08:59
14 years ago
3.9

48 km
15 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 24, 2008 20:48
14 years ago
4.0

47 km
Kurihara Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, 29 km W of Ichinoseki, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 24, 2008 02:27
14 years ago
5.2

112 km
Miyako-shi, 33 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
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