Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 121 km east of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Wednesday, 22 December 1976 at 02:25 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 34 km depth
Date & time: 22 Dec 1976 02:25:51 UTC
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.172°N / 130.699°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akuseki-jima (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) E of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) S of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) NE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 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||34 km||Ryukyu Islands, Japan||USGS|
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