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M6.2 earthquake - 218km SE of Ofunato, Japan, Friday, 7 December 2012 at 08:31 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 218km SE of Ofunato, Japan on Friday, 7 December 2012

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.3 quake: 245km SE of Kamaishi, Japan, 7 Dec 2012 08h18, which had occurred 13 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 218km SE of Ofunato, Japan on Friday, 7 December 2012
7 Dec 09:00 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 29 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 7 December 2012 08:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:31
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 29.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.9387°N / 143.763°E (Japon)
Nearby towns and cities:
440 km NE de Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 7 Dec 08:31 UTCM 6.1 / 26 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Fri, 7 Dec 08:31 UTCM 6.2 / 29.2 km218km SE of Ofunato, JapanUSGS
Fri, 7 Dec 08:31 UTCM 6.2 / 29 kmOff The East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Fri, 7 Dec 08:31 UTCM 6.6 / 30 km三陸沖 (Off Sanriku)JMA
Fri, 7 Dec 08:31 UTCM 7.0 / 54 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 218km SE of Ofunato, Japan on Friday, 7 December 2012

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