Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuril Islands on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 1 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 07:45 (GMT)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 1 km southeast of Ostrov Dym Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 10 October 2018 23:16 GMT, which followed after 1 day 16 hours.
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 1 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 07:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Oct 07:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 9 Oct 2018 07:45:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.39°N / 156.34°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Karpinsky (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
144 km (89 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (261 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7025 km (4365 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Ostrov Ptenets Island --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SSE 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 6.035 km KURIL ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.145 kmKuril IslandsGeoAu
M 6.042 km- 138km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS
M 6.230 km千岛群岛CEIC
M 6.20.8 kmKuril Islands, Russia [Sea: Russia]INGV

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1933.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Kunashir / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : my dog dick fell off and he was flattened like a pancake by my car
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 1 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 9 October 2018 07:45 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 20 Mar 2019 23:45 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Feb 2019 08:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Nov 2018 01:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    42.1 km (26.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 2018 09:51 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Oct 2018 22:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 15:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 05:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 03:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    87 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 02:16 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 00:14 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Oct 2018 23:16 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 1 km southeast of Ostrov Dym Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 23:16 (GMT)
  • 09 Oct 2018 08:07 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 1 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 07:45 (GMT)
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