Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 123 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, 11 September 2008 at 00:20 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 123 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, 11 September 2008 at 00:20 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 11 Sep 2008 00:20:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.892°N / 143.754°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikaribetsu Group (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 mi) SSE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) ESE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) S of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) SE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
774 km (481 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!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.825 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 123 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, 11 September 2008 00:20 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 07 Mar 2009 14:33 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    32.7 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2009 14:24 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33.4 km (20.8 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Sep 2008 22:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    41.2 km (25.6 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Sep 2008 01:08 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    29.6 km (18.4 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Sep 2008 00:32 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35.3 km (21.9 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 123 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, 11 September 2008 at 00:20 (GMT)
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