Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 78 km northeast of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, 5 November 1989 at 15:08 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 43 km depth
Date & time: 5 Nov 1989 15:08:26 UTC
Depth: 42.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.046°N / 142.691°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (343 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||43 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 Dec 1989 09:04 UTC| M 4.7 |59.1 km (36.7 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details