Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 110 km east of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Wednesday, 15 December 1976 at 11:46 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 15 Dec 1976 11:46:45 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.169°N / 130.587°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yokoate-jima (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (69 mi) E of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) S of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (192 mi) NE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) NE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) S of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||33 km||Ryukyu Islands, Japan||USGS|
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