Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 142 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 2 December 1989 at 12:23 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 2 Dec 1989 12:23:46 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.365°N / 143.558°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (86 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ESE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.0||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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