Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 143 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 1 November 1989 at 23:20 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 29 km depth
Date & time: 1 Nov 1989 23:20:16 UTC
Depth: 29.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.338°N / 143.556°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (86 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ESE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (329 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||29 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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