Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Saturday, 27 September 1986 at 19:38 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 27 Sep 1986 19:38:42 UTC
Depth: 30.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.867°N / 142.777°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kinyo Seamount (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
918 km (570 mi) SSE 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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|M 5.1||30 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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