Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 114 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:58 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 114 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Nov 13:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Nov 23 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Nov 24 11:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Date & time: Nov 23, 2019 12:58:05 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.85°N / 147.26°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.85°S / 32.74°W
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) E of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) E of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ESE of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) E of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.510 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GFZ
5.710 kmKuril Islands (Russia)EMSC
5.553 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GeoAu
5.212 km37km ENE of Shikotan, RussiaUSGS
5.711 kmKuril Islands (Russia)BMKG
5.440 km千岛群岛 (Russia)CEIC

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Malokurilskoye (Russia, 28 km W of epicenter) : Землетрясение произошло около полуночи, находимся на о. Шокотан, с. Малокурильское. В трёхэтажном здании,на 3-м этаже ощутили серию из нескольких продолжительных и сильных толчков. Качалась мебель. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 05 Dec 2019 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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