Mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 121 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 13 October 2011 at 21:05 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 21 km depth
Depth: 21.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.724°N / 143.356°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
552 km (343 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> 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||21 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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