Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km east of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 1 November 1989 at 23:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 39 km depth
Date & time: 1 Nov 1989 23:05:46 UTC
Depth: 38.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.179°N / 142.997°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iwate (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (59 mi) ESE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ESE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) E of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) E of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ESE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (318 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||39 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 04 Nov 1989 21:56 UTC| M 5.3 |21.1 km (13.1 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Nov 1989 20:12 UTC| M 5.9 |30.2 km (18.8 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details