Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 137 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 21 March 1990 at 10:14 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 21 Mar 1990 10:14:45 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.401°N / 143.502°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 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: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||33 km||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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