Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 142 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 16 December 1989 at 14:16 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 16 Dec 1989 14:16:35 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.75°N / 143.598°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
567 km (353 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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