Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 140 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Tuesday, 7 November 1989 at 15:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 7 Nov 1989 15:00:35 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.732°N / 143.573°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (214 km / 133 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
564 km (351 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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