Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 103 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Tuesday, 21 November 1989 at 10:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 21 Nov 1989 10:13:18 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.621°N / 143.141°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||25 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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