Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 109 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 08:08 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 109 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 08:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 64 km depth

5 Jan 08:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Jan 2020 08:08:20 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.07°N / 155.07°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Kuntomintar (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
300 km (186 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
7096 km (4409 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SE of Shiashkotan Island --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) ENE of Simushir Island --> 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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.064 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GFZ
M 4.810 kmKuril Islands (Russia)EMSC
M 5.010 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GeoAu
M 4.838 km295km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS
M 5.215 kmKuril Islands (Russia)BMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
595.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 109 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 08:08 (GMT)
Please check again later while we are collecting more data.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 109 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 08:08 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.