Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 138 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 2 November 1989 at 01:09 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 27 km depth
Date & time: 2 Nov 1989 01:09:42 UTC
Depth: 27.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.404°N / 143.52°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) NE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||27 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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