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Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 41 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 21:50 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 41 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 21:50 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 22, 2011 21:50:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.955°N / 142.205°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 39.955°S / 37.795°W
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (26 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) NNE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NNE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ESE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.733 kmnear the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (125 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 8, 2011 15:34
10 years ago
4.9

58 km
77 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 5, 2011 21:04
10 years ago
4.0

49 km
75 km E of Yamada, Shimohei-gun, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 3, 2011 04:16
10 years ago
4.6

29 km
24 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2011 15:35
10 years ago
4.9

30 km
206 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 26, 2011 01:43
10 years ago
4.8

52 km
40 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 20, 2011 02:13
10 years ago
4.5

44 km
19 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 19, 2011 13:06
10 years ago
4.6

35 km
29 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 18, 2011 13:54
10 years ago
4.8

35 km
171 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 17, 2011 08:34
11 years ago
5.0

61 km
33 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 16, 2011 19:39
11 years ago
4.7

29 km
187 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 11, 2011 16:06
11 years ago
4.9

35 km
192 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 11, 2011 12:44
11 years ago
5.1

15 km
123 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 5, 2011 07:56
11 years ago
4.8

41 km
179 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 2, 2011 01:43
11 years ago
4.7

76 km
Rikuzentakata-shi, 10.1 km SW of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 31, 2011 18:12
11 years ago
4.7

22 km
224 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 31, 2011 14:09
11 years ago
4.7

10 km
213 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 31, 2011 05:17
11 years ago
4.2

41 km
184 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 30, 2011 23:08
11 years ago
4.8

31 km
69 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 25, 2011 12:49
11 years ago
4.6

18 km
190 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 23, 2011 21:11
11 years ago
4.7

26 km
227 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 23, 2011 18:58
11 years ago
4.3

66 km
14 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 19, 2011 17:13
11 years ago
4.5

51 km
198 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 17, 2011 20:34
11 years ago
4.9

30 km
203 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 13, 2011 21:05
11 years ago
4.8

21 km
189 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 8, 2011 16:34
11 years ago
4.4

35 km
194 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 8, 2011 11:45
11 years ago
4.2

49 km
59 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 5, 2011 05:17
11 years ago
4.7

46 km
48 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 5, 2011 05:16
11 years ago
4.9

41 km
52 km N of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 30, 2011 05:09
11 years ago
4.9

38 km
181 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 29, 2011 22:42
11 years ago
4.2

44 km
216 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 28, 2011 23:13
11 years ago
4.4

75 km
40 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 28, 2011 02:17
11 years ago
4.8

64 km
71 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 24, 2011 05:09
11 years ago
4.5

48 km
63 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 24, 2011 00:08
11 years ago
4.4

50 km
90 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 23, 2011 18:35
11 years ago
4.9

35 km
94 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 23, 2011 13:12
11 years ago
5.2

62 km
Sangan-jima, 4.6 km W of Ōtsuchi, Kamihei-gun, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 23, 2011 01:02
11 years ago
4.3

35 km
202 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 18, 2011 20:05
11 years ago
4.2

35 km
191 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 18, 2011 07:04
11 years ago
5.6

10 km
98 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 21:05
11 years ago
4.3

47 km
193 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 17:54
11 years ago
5.2

22 km
149 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 11:16
11 years ago
4.6

37 km
180 km NE of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 08:24
11 years ago
4.7

53 km
178 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 07:34
11 years ago
5.7

30 km
92 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 07:33
11 years ago
5.3

30 km
118 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 01:18
11 years ago
4.7

36 km
180 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2011 00:21
11 years ago
4.2

27 km
216 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 22:40
11 years ago
5.7

38 km
142 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 22:20
11 years ago
4.2

40 km
141 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 22:06
11 years ago
4.1

47 km
201 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 21:46
11 years ago
4.3

25 km
202 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 21:36
11 years ago
5.8

41 km
148 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 21:08
11 years ago
5.9

18 km
131 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 20:25
11 years ago
4.1

35 km
183 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 20:20
11 years ago
4.1

35 km
218 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 20:16
11 years ago
4.9

35 km
199 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 20:11
11 years ago
5.7

35 km
129 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 19:40
11 years ago
5.1

35 km
137 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 19:39
11 years ago
4.9

35 km
50 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 19:32
11 years ago
4.4

35 km
193 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 16, 2011 19:26
11 years ago
6.7

30 km
100 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 15, 2011 14:25
11 years ago
4.8

35 km
30 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 14, 2011 01:09
11 years ago
4.5

25 km
209 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 13, 2011 14:14
11 years ago
4.7

61 km
61 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 13, 2011 01:34
11 years ago
4.6

53 km
59 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 8, 2011 22:06
11 years ago
4.7

40 km
28 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 7, 2011 00:09
11 years ago
5.0

24 km
201 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 6, 2011 10:47
11 years ago
4.6

22 km
207 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 4, 2011 07:01
11 years ago
4.4

52 km
56 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 2, 2011 04:08
11 years ago
4.6

47 km
42 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 1, 2011 22:52
11 years ago
4.3

35 km
484 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Aug 30, 2011 09:07
11 years ago
4.7

31 km
186 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 27, 2011 08:43
11 years ago
4.5

63 km
69 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 25, 2011 23:34
11 years ago
4.5

76 km
23 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 25, 2011 04:07
11 years ago
4.7

46 km
24 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 23, 2011 04:36
11 years ago
4.3

19 km
206 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 21, 2011 19:42
11 years ago
4.4

62 km
34 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 19, 2011 04:51
11 years ago
4.5

41 km
22 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 16, 2011 19:35
11 years ago
5.3

50 km
63 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 14, 2011 20:42
11 years ago
4.8

35 km
174 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 10, 2011 04:29
11 years ago
4.5

59 km
48 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 9, 2011 18:29
11 years ago
4.6

68 km
46 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 8, 2011 20:03
11 years ago
4.6

68 km
69 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 5, 2011 10:53
11 years ago
5.0

54 km
62 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 3, 2011 23:51
11 years ago
4.6

49 km
69 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 3, 2011 03:41
11 years ago
4.2

49 km
81 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 1, 2011 13:44
11 years ago
5.7

40 km
24 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 31, 2011 19:33
11 years ago
4.6

50 km
54 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 31, 2011 08:46
11 years ago
4.6

60 km
49 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 31, 2011 05:20
11 years ago
4.6

70 km
71 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jul 30, 2011 12:08
11 years ago
4.4

44 km
478 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Jul 28, 2011 16:50
11 years ago
5.2

48 km
72 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 28, 2011 14:16
11 years ago
4.2

35 km
73 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 28, 2011 09:01
11 years ago
5.6

31 km
148 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jul 27, 2011 14:50
11 years ago
5.0

49 km
85 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 25, 2011 21:33
11 years ago
4.9

12 km
70 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 24, 2011 15:07
11 years ago
5.1

62 km
34 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 23, 2011 04:34
11 years ago
6.3

41 km
21 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 22, 2011 00:56
11 years ago
4.8

18 km
205 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 21, 2011 17:12
11 years ago
4.4

19 km
216 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 21, 2011 01:03
11 years ago
5.1

29 km
131 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 20, 2011 10:59
11 years ago
4.6

21 km
225 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 18, 2011 14:24
11 years ago
4.8

32 km
208 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 16, 2011 13:23
11 years ago
4.7

66 km
25 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 14, 2011 16:47
11 years ago
4.4

35 km
70 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 13, 2011 04:10
11 years ago
4.5

44 km
64 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 12, 2011 09:00
11 years ago
5.0

63 km
32 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 11, 2011 20:13
11 years ago
4.5

47 km
47 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 11, 2011 04:29
11 years ago
5.2

66 km
Sangan-jima, 4 km SW of Ōtsuchi, Kamihei-gun, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 9, 2011 13:41
11 years ago
4.5

69 km
15 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 8, 2011 13:10
11 years ago
5.0

51 km
28 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 7, 2011 16:31
11 years ago
4.8

19 km
224 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 4, 2011 16:06
11 years ago
4.7

66 km
77 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jul 4, 2011 10:45
11 years ago
4.7

35 km
82 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 4, 2011 04:15
11 years ago
4.4

43 km
187 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 3, 2011 07:48
11 years ago
4.6

35 km
50 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 3, 2011 04:38
11 years ago
4.4

40 km
71 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 30, 2011 21:47
11 years ago
4.8

30 km
206 km NE of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 30, 2011 04:18
11 years ago
4.3

23 km
Iwate-gun, 29 km NW of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 27, 2011 12:12
11 years ago
4.8

35 km
204 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 26, 2011 20:10
11 years ago
4.4

64 km
53 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 26, 2011 10:11
11 years ago
4.7

35 km
87 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jun 25, 2011 15:04
11 years ago
4.5

35 km
183 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 25, 2011 00:44
11 years ago
4.7

72 km
16 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 23, 2011 10:15
11 years ago
4.7

35 km
60 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
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