Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Kuril Islands on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - information

Major magnitude 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)

Major magnitude 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)

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Oct 23:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Oct 10 23:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6.
Date & time: 10 Oct 2018 23:16:01 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.36°N / 156.24°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Nemo Peak (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) S of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SSW of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.610 kmKuril IslandsGFZ
6.710 kmKURIL ISLANDSEMSC
6.518 km- 148km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS

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2023.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russian Federation, 445 km N of epicenter) : Еле ощутимо шатало, но долго. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 07 Apr 2019 21:24 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Mar 2019 00:23 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Mar 2019 19:09 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    48.1 km (29.9 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 2019 23:45 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Feb 2019 08:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Dec 2018 21:03 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    67.9 km (42.2 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2018 05:20 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    66.3 km (41.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2018 01:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    42.1 km (26.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 2018 09:51 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Oct 2018 22:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 15:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 05:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 03:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    87 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 02:16 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 01:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 00:14 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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