Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 96 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 15 November 1989 at 18:31 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 15 Nov 1989 18:31:45 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.818°N / 143.04°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ENE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
545 km (339 mi) NNE 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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