Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 181 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 2 November 1989 at 15:55 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 2 Nov 1989 15:55:19 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.034°N / 143.546°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
144 km (89 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (103 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (238 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
590 km (366 mi) NNE 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||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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