Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kamikawa-gun, 16 km northeast of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, on Friday, 21 October 2011 at 08:02 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 187 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 187.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.892°N / 142.479°E (Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Daisetsu (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) NE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) ENE of Fukagawa (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Ashibetsu (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) S of Nayoro (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NE of Takikawa (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) N of Shimo-furano (Furano) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) E of Rumoi (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NE of Iwamizawa (pop: 85,100) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
943 km (586 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||187 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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