Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 117 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 10 January 1990 at 03:11 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 37 km depth
Date & time: 10 Jan 1990 03:11:17 UTC
Depth: 36.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.706°N / 143.306°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (73 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
548 km (341 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||37 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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