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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Primor'ye, Russia, on Monday, 30 November 2020 at 22:54 (GMT) - information

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 89 km southeast of Sovetskaya Gavan', Khabarovsk, Russia, on Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 7:54 am (GMT +9)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 89 km southeast of Sovetskaya Gavan\', Khabarovsk, Russia, on Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 7:54 am (GMT +9) Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 89 km southeast of Sovetskaya Gavan\', Khabarovsk, Russia, on Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 7:54 am (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 585 km depth

30 Nov 23:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
30 Nov 23:03: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 587.0 to 588.0 km (from 365 to 365 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.9 km (2.4 mi) towards WSW.
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1 Dec 10:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Update Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 23:24

Significant earthquake of magnitude 6.0 just reported 89 km southeast of Sovetskaya Gavan’, Russia

6.0 quake 1 Dec 7:54 am (GMT +9)
6.0 quake 1 Dec 7:54 am (GMT +9)
A very deep magnitude 6.0 earthquake was reported in the morning near Sovetskaya Gavan', Russia.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 7.54 am local time at a great depth of 585 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.4. Other agencies reporting the same quake include Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) at magnitude 6.4, Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) at magnitude 6.3, and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.0.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sovetskaya Gavan'(pop. 29,700) located 89 km from the epicenter, Vanino (pop. 18,600) 103 km away, Uglegorsk (pop. 12,700) 133 km away, and Shakhtersk (pop. 10,100) 144 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 30, 2020 22:54:34 UTC
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 7:54 am (GMT +9)
Depth585.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude48.24°N / 140.77°E (Tatar Strait, Russia)
Antipode48.24°S / 39.23°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities89 km (55 mi) SSE of Sovetskaya Gavan' (pop: 29,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) SSE of banino (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) SW of Uglegorsk (pop: 12,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (90 mi) SW of Shakhtersk (Uglegorskii) (pop: 10,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) NW of Kholmsk (pop: 32,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (119 mi) NNW of Nevelsk (Nevel'skii) (pop: 17,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) WSW of Poronaysk (Poronaiskii) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
205 km (128 mi) NW of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
234 km (145 mi) NW of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
374 km (233 mi) SE of Komsomolsk-on-Amur (pop: 275,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds -5.7°C (22 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
6.4585 kmPrimor'ye, RussiaGFZ
6.3586 kmPrimorye, Russia [Sea: Russia]INGV
6.4582 kmPrimor'ye, RussiaGeoAu
6.4589 km88 Km SSE of Sovetskaya Gavan’, RussiaUSGS
5.7551 kmPrimor'ye, RussiaBMKG
6.3600 km俄罗斯东南沿海近海, RussiaCEIC


Seismic station: Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia (YSS/IU network) | Distance from quake: 206 km / 128 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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Uglegorsk, Sakhalin Oblast (133.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Uglegorsk, Sakhalin region | One user found this interesting.  
Koppi, Khabarovsk (53 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
NYC (30 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / 10-15 s
Chabarowsk (420.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (205.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

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