Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 103 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 1 November 1989 at 23:04 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 103 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 1 November 1989 at 23:04 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 31 km depth

Date & time: 1 Nov 1989 23:04:48 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 31.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.52°N / 143.136°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (184 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.331 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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