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Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 176 Km SSE of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia, on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 at 18:38 (GMT) - information

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 at 5:38 am (GMT +11)

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 at 5:38 am (GMT +11) Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 at 5:38 am (GMT +11)

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 22 km depth

16 Mar 18:46 UTC: First to report: USGS after 8 minutes.
16 Mar 18:48: Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards NNE.
16 Mar 18:58: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 6.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 57.0 to 22.1 km (from 35 to 13.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.2 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2021 18:38:22 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Mar 17, 2021 at 5:38 am (GMT +11)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.6
Depth22.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude54.7018°N / 163.2077°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode54.702°S / 16.792°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoVysoky (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities176 km (109 mi) SSE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy (Ust-Kamchatsky District) (pop: 4,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
234 km (145 mi) SE of Kljuchi (Ust-Kamchatsky District) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
248 km (154 mi) ESE of Atlasovo (pop: 5,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
259 km (161 mi) SE of Kozyrëvsk (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (183 mi) E of Mil'kovo (Milkovsky District) (pop: 8,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
316 km (196 mi) ESE of Esso (pop: 1,970) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
351 km (218 mi) NE of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj (pop: 187,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
358 km (222 mi) ENE of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
372 km (231 mi) NE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy-50 (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
378 km (235 mi) ENE of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 2.5°C (36 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 11 m/s (21 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.622 km176 Km SSE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, RussiaUSGS
6.610 kmOff East Coast of Kamchatka, RussiaGFZ
6.620 kmOFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RussiaEMSC
6.615 kmOff East Coast of Kamchatka, RussiaGeoAu
6.210 kmNear Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy, RussiaRENASS
6.610 kmNear East Coast of Kamchatka, RussiaBMKG
6.510 kmNear East Coast of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia [Sea: Russia]INGV

Seismograms

Seismic station: Magadan, Russia (MA2/IU network) | Distance from quake: 923 km / 574 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Magadan, 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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Baudette MN (6542.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Stay safe everyone Mother Earth loves you  
34 km of Cohoe, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (2717.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (42 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 28, 2021 20:36
1 year 19 weeks ago
4.4

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Jun 30, 2021 17:06
1 year 23 weeks ago
3.8

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Jun 14, 2021 15:17
1 year 26 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Jun 12, 2021 14:51
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.8

100 km
North Pacific Ocean, 292 km NE of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, RussiaMore
May 15, 2021 05:57
1 year 30 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
May 10, 2021 08:10
1 year 31 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Apr 23, 2021 08:49
1 year 33 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Apr 8, 2021 04:17
1 year 35 weeks ago
4.3

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Apr 5, 2021 13:43
1 year 36 weeks ago
5.0

23 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 29, 2021 19:41
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.9

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 28, 2021 18:38
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.7

39 km
286 km NE of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, RussiaMore
Mar 25, 2021 13:36
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.2

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 24, 2021 22:22
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.1

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 21, 2021 21:13
1 year 38 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 21, 2021 11:55
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.1

80 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 20, 2021 20:22
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.1

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 20, 2021 18:02
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 20, 2021 06:56
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 19, 2021 22:40
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 19, 2021 20:28
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.3

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 19, 2021 09:00
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.5

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 18, 2021 19:46
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 18, 2021 02:59
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 18, 2021 02:48
1 year 38 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 18, 2021 02:38
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 18, 2021 02:21
1 year 38 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 18, 2021 00:09
1 year 38 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 23:49
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.5

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 23:14
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.3

72 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 20:06
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.3

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 12:49
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 12:32
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 10:24
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 09:49
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 08:17
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 03:16
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 00:14
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

24 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 17, 2021 00:01
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 16, 2021 19:51
1 year 38 weeks ago
5.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 16, 2021 19:50
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 16, 2021 19:27
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore
Mar 16, 2021 19:22
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, RussiaMore

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