Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 90 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, 30 April 1990 at 02:30 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 45 km depth
Date & time: 30 Apr 1990 02:30:56 UTC
Depth: 44.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.931°N / 142.932°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (342 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||45 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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- 30 Apr 1990 04:54 UTC| M 4.7 |60.6 km (37.7 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details