Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 128 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 29 November 1989 at 20:21 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 29 Nov 1989 20:21:01 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.671°N / 143.435°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (80 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
552 km (343 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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