Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Thursday, 24 March 2011 at 06:03 (GMT)

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Thursday, 24 March 2011 at 06:03 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 29 km depth

Date & time: 24 Mar 2011 06:03:14 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 28.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.279°N / 143.701°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
160 km (100 mi) ENE of Oikiri (Iwate)
188 km (117 mi) E of Hachinohe (Aomori) (pop: 239,000)
192 km (119 mi) NE of Kamaishi (Iwate) (pop: 43,100)
201 km (125 mi) ESE of Misawa (Aomori) (pop: 42,800)
217 km (135 mi) NE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400)
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Morioka (Iwate) (pop: 295,200)
366 km (228 mi) SSE of Sapporo (Hokkaido) (pop: 1,883,000)
620 km (385 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 4.729 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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