Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 123 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 00:20 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 123 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 00:20 GMT Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 123 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 00:20 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 11, 2008 00:20:50 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.8
Depth25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.892°N / 143.754°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode41.892°S / 36.246°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoShikaribetsu Group (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities123 km (76 mi) SSE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (77 mi) ESE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) SSE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) SSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (123 mi) SE of Shimo-furano (Furano) (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
237 km (147 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
279 km (173 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
774 km (481 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 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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6.825 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (73 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 7, 2009 14:33
13 years ago
5.3

33 km
131 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Feb 26, 2009 11:44
13 years ago
4.4

38 km
152 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Feb 22, 2009 14:24
13 years ago
5.4

33 km
139 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Feb 1, 2009 10:19
14 years ago
4.0

42 km
79 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 30, 2009 19:07
14 years ago
4.4

58 km
69 km SE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 11, 2009 12:53
14 years ago
4.6

88 km
Kasai-gun, 6.9 km SW of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 11, 2009 05:57
14 years ago
4.6

71 km
Nakagawa-gun, 32 km SE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 10, 2009 11:39
14 years ago
4.2

36 km
151 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 10, 2009 11:17
14 years ago
4.4

34 km
151 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 7, 2009 09:30
14 years ago
3.8

38 km
73 km S of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 3, 2009 12:39
14 years ago
4.3

63 km
36 km SE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 31, 2008 23:49
14 years ago
4.2

81 km
27 km SE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 30, 2008 14:52
14 years ago
4.0

88 km
76 km SW of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 29, 2008 04:34
14 years ago
3.6

117 km
48 km W of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 27, 2008 07:05
14 years ago
4.2

41 km
128 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 25, 2008 12:39
14 years ago
4.4

32 km
122 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 24, 2008 20:32
14 years ago
4.9

47 km
71 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 24, 2008 03:40
14 years ago
4.3

30 km
144 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 12, 2008 03:33
14 years ago
4.3

37 km
143 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 6, 2008 03:31
14 years ago
4.0

54 km
121 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Dec 3, 2008 21:03
14 years ago
4.0

41 km
88 km SE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 28, 2008 20:18
14 years ago
4.3

10 km
134 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 21, 2008 00:50
14 years ago
4.4

123 km
9.8 km N of Otofuke, Katō-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 20, 2008 06:00
14 years ago
3.2

92 km
44 km SW of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 17, 2008 16:54
14 years ago
4.3

48 km
148 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 16, 2008 04:34
14 years ago
3.9

55 km
60 km E of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 16, 2008 01:49
14 years ago
4.3

51 km
159 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 16, 2008 00:10
14 years ago
4.0

62 km
47 km SE of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 14, 2008 19:14
14 years ago
4.2

49 km
Hiroo-gun, 53 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 9, 2008 00:11
14 years ago
4.4

93 km
46 km SE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 30, 2008 19:35
14 years ago
4.0

33 km
79 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 30, 2008 19:18
14 years ago
4.3

25 km
62 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 27, 2008 12:12
14 years ago
3.4

62 km
39 km SE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 27, 2008 10:48
14 years ago
4.4

25 km
123 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 24, 2008 23:05
14 years ago
3.9

126 km
Kasai-gun, 43 km SW of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 23, 2008 04:40
14 years ago
4.4

51 km
77 km SE of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 23, 2008 01:20
14 years ago
4.0

35 km
149 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 17, 2008 05:34
14 years ago
4.4

106 km
Kasai-gun, 27 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 16, 2008 11:49
14 years ago
4.2

110 km
Hidaka-gun, 55 km SW of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 8, 2008 17:52
14 years ago
4.5

58 km
98 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 6, 2008 19:54
14 years ago
4.3

63 km
90 km NE of Misawa, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 5, 2008 01:54
14 years ago
4.1

57 km
37 km S of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 3, 2008 19:22
14 years ago
4.3

74 km
40 km S of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 2, 2008 01:41
14 years ago
3.4

73 km
92 km E of Mutsu, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 28, 2008 16:24
14 years ago
3.9

36 km
124 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 25, 2008 00:36
14 years ago
3.8

35 km
124 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 20, 2008 09:33
14 years ago
3.6

27 km
138 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 19, 2008 21:19
14 years ago
3.9

49 km
78 km SE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 19, 2008 00:58
14 years ago
3.7

35 km
131 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 18, 2008 13:53
14 years ago
4.2

21 km
140 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2008 02:31
14 years ago
4.0

89 km
24 km W of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2008 01:47
14 years ago
4.1

36 km
140 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2008 18:38
14 years ago
4.0

29 km
159 km SE of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2008 16:20
14 years ago
3.8

51 km
52 km SE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 15, 2008 08:02
14 years ago
4.4

37 km
147 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 15, 2008 07:53
14 years ago
4.9

30 km
142 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 14, 2008 16:25
14 years ago
3.8

12 km
137 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 12, 2008 00:39
14 years ago
4.1

49 km
71 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 22:34
14 years ago
5.0

41 km
63 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 16:03
14 years ago
4.2

64 km
123 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 10:53
14 years ago
3.9

33 km
135 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 10:07
14 years ago
3.9

34 km
136 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 08:51
14 years ago
3.5

29 km
148 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 06:36
14 years ago
3.6

27 km
143 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 05:44
14 years ago
3.9

31 km
139 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 05:29
14 years ago
3.6

25 km
142 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 05:03
14 years ago
4.0

34 km
133 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 04:57
14 years ago
4.7

26 km
140 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 04:00
14 years ago
4.8

24 km
133 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 01:31
14 years ago
3.5

35 km
149 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 01:24
14 years ago
4.5

26 km
141 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 01:08
14 years ago
5.0

30 km
146 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Sep 11, 2008 00:32
14 years ago
5.3

35 km
141 km SE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
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