Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 10.1 km west of Taraku-jima Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 01:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
5 Sep 01:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.6°N / 146.21°E↗ (Sea of Okhotsk, Russia)
Antipode: 43.6°S / 33.79°W↗
Nearest volcano: Mendeleev (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SSE of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||10 km||Kuril Islands||GFZ|
|4.9||10 km||4.9 KURIL ISLANDS||EMSC|
|4.6||56 km||- Kuril Islands||USGS|
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