Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 1 km east of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Sunday, 23 January 1977 at 21:01 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 23 Jan 1977 21:01:22 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.448°N / 130.506°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akuseki-jima (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) E of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) S of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) NE of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) S of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) NE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (230 mi) S of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SSW of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> 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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