Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 162 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, 5 November 1989 at 19:24 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 28 km depth
Date & time: 5 Nov 1989 19:24:03 UTC
Depth: 27.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.605°N / 143.825°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
162 km (100 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
567 km (353 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.7||28 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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