Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan, on Sunday, 25 December 1949 at 23:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Eastern Honshu, Japan, on Sunday, 25 December 1949 at 23:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 25 Dec 1949 11:24:54 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.713°N / 139.807°E (Japon)
Volcan le plus près: Takahara (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km E de Imaichi (Nikko-shi, Tochigi) (pop: 64,300)
18 km NNW de Utsunomiya (Tochigi) (pop: 449,900)
26 km SW de Ōtawara (Tochigi) (pop: 58,900)
36 km SW de Kuroiso (Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi) (pop: 61,200)
46 km N de Oyama (Tochigi) (pop: 159,900)
49 km NNW de Shimodate (Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki) (pop: 63,700)
114 km N de Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
143 km N de Yokohama (Kanagawa) (pop: 3,574,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.310 kmeastern Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Eastern Honshu, Japan, 25 December 23:24 UTC

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan, on Sunday, 25 December 1949 at 23:24 (GMT)
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