Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Japan Sea, 92 km northwest of Noshiro, Akita, Japan, on Sunday, 17 July 1983 at 17:28 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 56 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 56.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.679°N / 139.128°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Oshima-Oshima (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) NW of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) W of Goshogawara (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) W of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WNW of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NW of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) W of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SW of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WNW of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) SW of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 mi) N 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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|4.8||56 km||near the west coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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