Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 123 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 2 November 1989 at 01:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 2 Nov 1989 01:13:25 UTC
Depth: 30.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.567°N / 143.378°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (335 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||30 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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