Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 107 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 2 November 1989 at 09:34 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 34 km depth
Date & time: 2 Nov 1989 09:34:40 UTC
Depth: 33.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.788°N / 143.173°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (66 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||34 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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