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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 13 February 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 13 February 2020

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 13 February 2020
13 Feb 10:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Feb 13 10:46: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 145.0 to 149.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 149.0 to 147.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 147.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.64°N / 148.89°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Demon (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) NE of Kuril’sk (pop: 1,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 13 Feb 10:33 UTCM 6.9 / 147 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GFZ
Thu, 13 Feb 10:33 UTCM 6.9 / 150 kmKuril Islands (Russia)EMSC
2020-02-13 21:33:44 +11:00 (13 Feb 10:33:44 UTC)M 7.0 / 144 km93km ENE of Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS
Thu, 13 Feb 10:33 UTCM 7.0 / 129.8 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GeoAu
Thu, 13 Feb 10:33 UTCM 7.3 / 146 kmKuril Islands (Russia)BMKG
Thu, 13 Feb 10:33 UTCM 6.9 / 132 kmConflict zone Japan/Russia [Sea]INGV
2020-02-13 18:33:44 (13 Feb 10:33:44 UTC)M 7.0 / 150 km千岛群岛 (Russia)CEIC

User reports for this quake (25)

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KURILSK / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I NEARLY DIED
Bumfuck Ottawa / not felt : Oh Ma Gog was anyone hurt?
822 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was long. I felt very light almost immeasurable shaking at first and I said something to my wife and then it became more abrupt. The walls creaked and the tv began to shake. We just sat on the couch with the dogs who were freaking out
Moscow / not felt
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Всё впорядке, тихо и спокойно, без тряски и какой либо вибрации. Пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Да, геологиярулит.))),!!!
1088.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1337.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
(Russian Federation, 6357 km W of epicenter) : Было очень страшно,дети сильно испугались. Выбегали на улицу. Живем на шикотан. (reported through EMSC)
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russian Federation, 1081 km NE of epicenter) : Мы вообще ниче не слышали. Петропавловск. (reported through EMSC)
(Russian Federation, 813 km NW of epicenter) : Горячие Ключи. Сильно трясло... Собрал рюкзак на всякий случай. (reported through EMSC)
(Russia, 86 km SW of epicenter) : Итуруп. Прям очень хорошо ощущалось. Соседи на улицу выходили (reported through EMSC)
(Russian Federation, 7467 km W of epicenter) : В Южно-Курильске хорошо ощущалось, секунд 30 трясло, давненько такого не было. (reported through EMSC)
(Russian Federation, 7291 km W of epicenter) : Находимся на Шикотане, ощущалось сильно.Выбегали из домов. (reported through EMSC)
(Russian Federation, 7291 km W of epicenter) : Класс (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 1360 km SW of epicenter) : Coupleof second, my bed was shaking (reported through EMSC)
Mihama (Japan, 1338 km SW of epicenter) : Felt it in Mihama-Ku Chiba (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 1314 km SW of epicenter) : Lo sentí leve,pero yo estoy en Gunma cerca a saitama. Y sapporo está lejos.Debe haber sido fuerte (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 1293 km SW of epicenter) : Low freq shaking at 5th floor of building (reported through EMSC)
(Russian Federation, 1084 km NE of epicenter) : Жена сидя в кресле почувствовала один точек, я лежа не ощутил. Самое интересное, что находимся на Камчатке. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 721 km SW of epicenter) : Sentí como un mareo (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 649 km SW of epicenter) : Chitose Airport Terminal (Sapporo) gently swaying (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 649 km SW of epicenter) : At Chitose airport. Terminal building gently swaying (reported through EMSC)
Krabozavodskoye (Russia, 263 km SW of epicenter) : Достаточно ощутимо. (reported through EMSC)
Malokurilskoye (Russia, 256 km SW of epicenter) : Находимся на шикотане, трясло очень сильно,долго, мебель шаталась (reported through EMSC)
Malokurilskoye (Russia, 255 km SW of epicenter) : В Малокурильске было очень сильно ощутимо,посуда некоторая попадала. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Kuril Islands (Russia), 13 Feb 2020 10:33

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 27 Jul 2020 21:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (67 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2020 07:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    89 km (55.3 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 06:10 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    131 km (81.4 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Jul 2020 05:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Jul 2020 22:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jun 2020 21:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 2020 03:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    157 km (97.6 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 May 2020 03:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    32.3 km (20.1 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 2020 05:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Apr 2020 02:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 2020 14:03 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    117 km (72.7 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Apr 2020 02:46 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Mar 2020 05:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Feb 2020 00:27 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    117 km (72.7 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Feb 2020 12:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    191 km (118.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 13 February 2020

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