Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km northeast of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, Japan, on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 18:51 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km northeast of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, Japan, on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 18:51 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 40 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 24, 2011 18:51:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.73°N / 141.39°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 37.73°S / 38.61°W
Nearest volcano: Aoso (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) NE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SE of Watari (pop: 36,300) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) S of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) E of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NNE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Kōriyama (pop: 340,600) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.340 kmnear the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (88 quakes)

  • 13 Jan 2012 03:28 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    59.1 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 2012 12:31 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    71.1 km (44.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 2012 10:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 2012 08:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    57.9 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jan 2012 23:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30.3 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 2012 08:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    49.5 km (30.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 2011 07:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    46.2 km (28.7 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 2011 02:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    37.4 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2011 20:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    48.1 km (29.9 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 2011 09:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47.1 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2011 03:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    45.2 km (28.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2011 01:26 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    52.6 km (32.7 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 2011 19:20 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    64.3 km (40 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 2011 06:42 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    53.2 km (33.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2011 03:08 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    57.7 km (35.9 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2011 09:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    41.8 km (26 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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