Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 153 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, 5 November 1989 at 19:06 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Japan| Iwate | Aomori | Miyagi | Hokkaido | Tokyo
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 29 km depth
Date & time: 5 Nov 1989 19:06:56 UTC
Depth: 28.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.713°N / 143.723°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
153 km (95 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
571 km (355 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 4.7||29 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.