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) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 64 km depth
5 Jan 08:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||64 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||GFZ|
|M 4.8||10 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||GeoAu|
|M 4.8||38 km||295km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia||USGS|
|M 5.2||15 km||Kuril 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)
AftershocksModerate 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)
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