Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 48 km west of Akita, Japan, on Sunday, July 24, 1983 at 14:52 GMT
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 194 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
|Date & time||Jul 24, 1983 14:52:33 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||39.663°N / 139.556°E (Japan Sea, Japan)|
|Antipode||39.663°S / 40.444°W|
|Shaking intensity||Weak shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Megata (35 km / 22 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||44 km (27 mi) SW of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
48 km (30 mi) W of Akita (pop: 320,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Yuza (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) WNW of Ōmagari (pop: 38,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) WNW of Yokote (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NW of Yuzawa (pop: 33,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (119 mi) NW of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
442 km (275 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|5.1||194 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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