Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 117 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 2 December 1989 at 13:36 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 2 Dec 1989 13:36:07 UTC
Depth: 20.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.499°N / 143.29°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (72 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
185 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!
189 km (117 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 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||20 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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