Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 26 km east of Miyazaki, Japan, on Thursday, 23 August 1984 at 08:58 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 51 km depth
Date & time: 23 Aug 1984 08:58:20 UTC
Depth: 51.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.879°N / 131.692°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kirishima (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) E of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Takanabe (Kōyu-gun) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Tsuma (Saito-shi) (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NE of Nichinan (pop: 44,200) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Kobayashi (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) S of Nobeoka (pop: 121,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) SSE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
852 km (529 mi) WSW 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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