Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuril Islands on Friday, 10 August 2018

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, 10 August 2018 at 18:12 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, 10 August 2018 at 18:12 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Aug 18:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 10 18:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Aug 10 18:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Date & time: 10 Aug 2018 18:12:04 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.41°N / 154.9°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Sinarka (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
267 km (166 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
7057 km (4385 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SE of Shiashkotan Island --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) S of Alaid Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.010 kmKuril IslandsGFZ
M 6.110 km KURIL ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.110.2 kmKuril Islands, Russia [Sea: Russia]INGV
M 6.010 km千岛群岛CEIC

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 10 August 2018 18:12 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 03 Jan 2019 20:46 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 10:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Nov 2018 14:34 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Nov 2018 03:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Sep 2018 08:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Aug 2018 22:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, 10 August 2018 at 18:12 (GMT)
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