Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 118 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 2 December 1989 at 12:19 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 2 Dec 1989 12:19:11 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.462°N / 143.296°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.1||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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