Mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 80 km northeast of Chichijima Island, Japan, on Saturday, 8 September 2012 at 19:26 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 22 km depth
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.415°N / 142.915°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nishino-shima (201 km / 125 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
970 km (602 mi) SSE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ENE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) E of Rosario Island --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NE of San Alexander Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||22 km||Bonin Islands, Japan region||USGS|
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