Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 169 km east of Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on Friday, 13 August 2010 at 08:32 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 169 km east of Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on Friday, 13 August 2010 at 08:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 13 Aug 2010 08:32:39 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 24.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.682°N / 143.123°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ENE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (334 mi) NNE 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 4.425 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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