Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Japan Sea, 48 km west of Akita, Japan, on Sunday, 24 July 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.
Depth: 193.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.663°N / 139.556°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Megata (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) SW of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) W of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Yuza (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WNW of Ōmagari (pop: 38,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) WNW of Yokote (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NW of Yuzawa (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NW of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||194 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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