Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 106 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 2 December 1989 at 16:05 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 27 km depth
Date & time: 2 Dec 1989 16:05:44 UTC
Depth: 26.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.526°N / 143.169°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
525 km (326 mi) NE 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||27 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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