Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Japan Sea, 108 km west of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Sunday, 12 June 1983 at 17:43 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.078°N / 138.774°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Megata (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (64 mi) W of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) W of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) WNW of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NNW of Tsuruoka (pop: 99,800) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) WSW of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) WNW of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) SSW of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (307 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||33 km||eastern Sea of Japan||USGS|
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