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Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 100 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 19:26 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 100 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 19:26 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 30 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 16, 2011 19:26:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.273°N / 142.779°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 40.273°S / 37.221°W
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) NE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) E of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
577 km (359 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
6.730 kmnear the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (81 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 13, 2012 18:39
10 years ago
4.4

6.9 km
North Pacific Ocean, 213 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 10, 2012 23:25
10 years ago
4.9

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 257 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 9, 2012 17:16
10 years ago
4.8

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 175 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 9, 2012 03:38
10 years ago
4.3

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 192 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 8, 2012 11:53
10 years ago
4.7

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 193 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 7, 2012 20:27
10 years ago
4.7

34 km
North Pacific Ocean, 199 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 7, 2012 05:34
10 years ago
4.5

65 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 6, 2012 14:08
10 years ago
4.5

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 199 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 5, 2012 06:24
10 years ago
5.0

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 29, 2012 11:31
10 years ago
4.8

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 188 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 27, 2012 11:32
10 years ago
4.6

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 27, 2012 02:25
10 years ago
4.7

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 108 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Feb 22, 2012 08:28
10 years ago
4.2

70 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Feb 10, 2012 00:38
10 years ago
4.5

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 82 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 6, 2012 03:13
10 years ago
4.0

27 km
North Pacific Ocean, 499 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Feb 4, 2012 18:02
10 years ago
4.8

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Feb 3, 2012 17:36
10 years ago
4.7

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 72 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 28, 2012 12:44
10 years ago
4.9

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 65 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jan 28, 2012 00:22
10 years ago
5.6

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jan 24, 2012 00:26
10 years ago
4.5

67 km
North Pacific Ocean, 74 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 19, 2012 07:42
10 years ago
4.7

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 18, 2012 19:32
10 years ago
4.7

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 57 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 14, 2012 09:57
10 years ago
4.8

57 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 11, 2012 01:16
10 years ago
4.9

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 181 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 8, 2012 22:13
10 years ago
4.9

62 km
Sangan-jima, 12 km NW of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 22, 2011 12:56
10 years ago
4.6

38 km
187 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2011 02:06
10 years ago
4.7

63 km
4.8 km S of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
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
Nov 30, 2011 15:35
10 years ago
4.9

30 km
206 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 20, 2011 02:13
10 years ago
4.5

44 km
19 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 18, 2011 13:54
10 years ago
4.8

35 km
171 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 18, 2011 03:05
10 years ago
4.1

32 km
209 km E of Morioka, 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
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 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 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 02:17
11 years ago
4.8

64 km
71 km NE of Miyako, 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 04:43
11 years ago
4.2

35 km
243 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 23, 2011 01:02
11 years ago
4.3

35 km
202 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 20, 2011 03:50
11 years ago
4.1

35 km
240 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
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