M6.8 earthquake - 161km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia, Friday, 16 November 2012 at 18:12 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:12

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:12

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 29 km depth

16 Nov 18:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Nov 2012 18:12:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:12
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 29.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.269°N / 155.472°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
163 km (101 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7001 km (4350 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Onekotan Island --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) S of Alaid Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.429 km163km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS
M 6.55 km KURIL ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.542 kmKuril IslandsGFZ
M 6.429 kmKuril IslandsGeoAu
M 6.2122 kmKuril IslandsBMKG

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Lincoln (United Kingdom, 8411 km W of epicenter) : Significant dizzy spell, as usual. Was expecting Andreanov fault to go. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake North Pacific Ocean, 55 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:12

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 13 May 2013 15:46 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    54.1 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2013 06:37 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Mar 2013 14:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    22.1 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2013 23:20 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    90 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2013 19:43 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    62.7 km (39 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2013 14:09 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Dec 2012 04:42 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    117.2 km (72.8 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2012 15:32 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Dec 2012 00:28 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    38.9 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:12
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