Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Friday, 31 October 2003 at 01:06 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Friday, 31 October 2003 at 01:06 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 31 Oct 2003 01:06:28 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.812°N / 142.619°E (Japon)
Volcan le plus près: Adachi (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km SE de Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200)
150 km SE de Shiogama (pop: 59,500)
158 km E de Iwanuma (pop: 42,400)
162 km SE de Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
168 km SE de Furukawa (Ōsaki Shi, Miyagi) (pop: 76,300)
175 km NE de Iwaki (Fukushima) (pop: 357,300)
352 km NE de Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
374 km NE de Yokohama (Kanagawa) (pop: 3,574,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.010 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 31 October 01:06 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes):
  • 24 Oct 2005 09:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    59.7 km (37.1 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2005 18:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    41.5 km (25.8 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 2005 04:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    46.5 km (28.9 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 2005 18:13 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 2005 18:10 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    21.1 km (13.1 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Tuesday, 30 August 2005 at 18:10 (GMT)
  • 25 Aug 2005 22:29 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    38.2 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 2005 10:15 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Wednesday, 24 August 2005 at 10:15 (GMT)
  • 16 Aug 2005 02:46 UTC
    | M 7.2 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Tuesday, 16 August 2005 at 02:46 (GMT)
  • 03 Apr 2005 17:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    37.6 km (23.4 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Dec 2004 13:58 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    44.5 km (27.7 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2004 13:04 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    23.1 km (14.4 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Sep 2004 02:49 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    34.9 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 2004 03:47 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    29.3 km (18.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 2003 08:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2003 07:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 2003 08:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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