Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Japan Sea, 96 km west of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Wednesday, 29 June 1983 at 05:11 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Japan Sea, 96 km west of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Wednesday, 29 June 1983 at 05:11 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 22 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 29 Jun 1983 05:11:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 21.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.298°N / 138.906°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Megata (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (59 mi) W of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (62 mi) WNW of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) WNW of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) W of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) WSW of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NNW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) WNW of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) SW of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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5.022 kmeastern Sea of JapanUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 25 Jul 1983 23:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jul 1983 12:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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