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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - East of Kuril Islands on Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 172 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 05:10 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 172 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 05:10 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 172 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 05:10 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 53 km depth

7 Jul 05:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jul 7 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Date & time: Jul 7, 2015 05:10:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.97°N / 148.01°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.97°S / 31.99°W
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) E of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (205 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ENE of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) E of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.353 kmEast of Kuril IslandsGFZ
6.330 km KURIL ISLANDSEMSC
6.338 km- 99km ENE of Shikotan, RussiaUSGS
6.338 kmNE of Shikotan, RussiaGeoAu
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Sagamihara (1187.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 3, 2016 00:37
6 years ago
4.8

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km S of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 30, 2015 21:03
6 years ago
3.2

107 km
North Pacific Ocean, 28 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 22, 2015 12:01
6 years ago
4.4

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 12, 2015 21:47
6 years ago
3.3

115 km
North Pacific Ocean, 76 km NE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 7, 2015 12:41
6 years ago
4.6

70 km
North Pacific Ocean, Russia, 207 km NE of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Dec 6, 2015 19:12
6 years ago
4.8

9.8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 53 km SE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 4, 2015 10:34
6 years ago
3.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 2, 2015 20:00
6 years ago
5.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, Russia, 274 km E of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 26, 2015 22:28
6 years ago
4.1

0.5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 46 km SE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 24, 2015 21:45
6 years ago
3.4

132 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 20, 2015 12:43
7 years ago
3.0

95 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 20, 2015 00:50
7 years ago
3.8

57 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 19, 2015 21:46
7 years ago
3.3

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 33 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 19, 2015 10:29
7 years ago
4.3

110 km
North Pacific Ocean, 66 km S of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 14, 2015 15:34
7 years ago
4.0

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, Russia, 197 km E of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 5, 2015 02:50
7 years ago
4.9

34 km
North Pacific Ocean, Russia, 232 km NE of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 7, 2015 04:16
7 years ago
4.3

68 km
North Pacific Ocean, 26 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Sep 2, 2015 08:23
7 years ago
4.6

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Aug 15, 2015 18:04
7 years ago
3.9

70 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Aug 10, 2015 14:59
7 years ago
4.6

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 11, 2015 11:27
7 years ago
5.1

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 107 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 10, 2015 03:15
7 years ago
4.3

100 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km S of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 8, 2015 20:23
7 years ago
3.8

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km S of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore

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