Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 140 km east of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, 14 December 1976 at 17:07 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 40 km depth
Date & time: 14 Dec 1976 17:07:06 UTC
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.31°N / 130.914°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akuseki-jima (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) E of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) S of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) NE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) S of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) NE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||40 km||Ryukyu Islands, Japan||USGS|
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