Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 126 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Tuesday, 7 November 1989 at 00:30 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 7 Nov 1989 00:30:29 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.787°N / 143.4°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
560 km (348 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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