Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 133 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 2 November 1989 at 02:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 133 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 2 November 1989 at 02:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 2 Nov 1989 02:22:51 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.422°N / 143.468°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (214 km / 133 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
515 km (320 mi) NE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.633 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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