Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 112 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, 2 November 1989 at 16:17 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 2 Nov 1989 16:17:58 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.487°N / 143.225°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
525 km (326 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.8||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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