Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 185 km east of Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 01:09 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 23 km depth
Date & time: 12 Aug 2010 01:09:10 UTC
Depth: 22.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.46°N / 143.288°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.4||23 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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