Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 142 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 1 November 1989 at 19:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 1 Nov 1989 19:29:31 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.551°N / 143.592°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
550 km (342 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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