Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 141 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, 12 November 1989 at 03:31 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 141 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Sunday, 12 November 1989 at 03:31 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 12 Nov 1989 03:31:08 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.857°N / 143.561°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (87 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
575 km (357 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.333 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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