Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 982 km south of Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, 12 February 2011 at 00:05 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 17 km depth
Depth: 16.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.366°N / 143.162°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
982 km (610 mi) SSE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||17 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 982 km south of Tokyo, Japan, 12 February 2011 00:05 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 Feb 2011 17:38 UTC| M 4.4 |24.4 km (15.2 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details