Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 54 km north of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 at 00:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
11 Dec 00:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Dec 2018 00:26:35 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.49°N / 146.07°E (Sea of Okhotsk, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Smirnov (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NNE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) ENE of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ENE of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NNE of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.4||10 km||Kuril Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.0||109 km||KURIL ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 5.1||106 km||Kuril Islands||GeoAu|
|M 5.0||112 km||- 39km W of Shikotan, Russia||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)
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