Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 94km SE of Kuril'sk, Russia on Sunday, 20 July 2014

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 98km SE of Kuril\'sk, Russia, on Monday, July 21, 2014 04:32:48

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 98km SE of Kuril\'sk, Russia, on Monday, July 21, 2014 04:32:48

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 70 km depth

20 Jul 19:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 37 minutes.
Jul 20 22:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.8 to 70.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Jul 2014 06:32:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Monday, July 21, 2014 04:32:48
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.5985°N / 148.748°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Golets-Tornyi (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) SE of Kuril’sk (pop: 1,720)
184 km (115 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100)
238 km (148 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470)
291 km (181 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200)
517 km (321 mi) ESE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100)
517 km (321 mi) ENE of Asahikawa (Japan) (pop: 356,600)
535 km (332 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500)
617 km (384 mi) ENE of Sapporo (Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.270 km98km SE of Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS
M 6.260 km KURIL ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.259 kmKuril IslandsGFZ

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
bronx ny / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake 98km SE of Kuril'sk, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014 04:32:48

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 09 Jan 2015 19:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    66.7 km (41.4 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 2014 11:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Dec 2014 12:31 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Dec 2014 14:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Oct 2014 17:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Oct 2014 08:44 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    28.2 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2014 07:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Oct 2014 07:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 2014 00:34 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 98km SE of Kuril'sk, Russia, on Monday, July 21, 2014 04:32:48
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