Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 115 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 10 January 1990 at 03:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 34 km depth
Date & time: 10 Jan 1990 03:09:18 UTC
Depth: 33.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.646°N / 143.288°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (72 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
542 km (337 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||34 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 10 Jan 1990 03:11 UTC| M 5.8 |36.6 km (22.7 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details