M6.0 earthquake - 141km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia, Sunday, 9 September 2012 at 05:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 56 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:39

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 56 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:39

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 59 km depth

Date & time: 9 Sep 2012 05:39:20 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:39
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 58.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.4286°N / 155.537°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Nemo Peak (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
145 km (90 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSW of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) SSW of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (287 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.957 kmKURIL ISLANDSEMSC
6.059 km145km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS
6.059 kmKuril IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 10 Feb 2013 23:20 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    90 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2013 19:43 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    62.7 km (39 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2013 14:09 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Dec 2012 04:42 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    117.2 km (72.8 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2012 15:32 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Dec 2012 00:28 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    38.9 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2012 18:12 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:12
  • 11 Nov 2012 23:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    63.4 km (39.4 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2012 06:57 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2012 12:29 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Oct 2012 01:09 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Sep 2012 09:13 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Sep 2012 01:29 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    85.5 km (53.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Sep 2012 02:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2012 02:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Sep 2012 05:39 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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