Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 8.9 km northwest of Yuri-tō Island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 01:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 8.9 km northwest of Yuri-tō Island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 01:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 88 km depth

28 Jan 01:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Jan 28 01:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 80.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 88.0 km.
Date & time: Jan 28, 2020 01:36:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 88.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.49°N / 146.02°E (Sea of Okhotsk, Russia)
Antipode: 43.49°S / 33.98°W
Nearest volcano: Golovnin (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) ESE of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) S of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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

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.
5.588 kmKuril Islands (Russia)EMSC
5.694 kmHokkaido, Japan Region (Russia)GFZ
5.579 km39km NE of Nemuro, Japan (Russia)USGS
5.288 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu
5.291 kmHokkaido, Japan Region (Russia)BMKG
5.2100 km日本根室附近海域 (Russia)CEIC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 05 Feb 2020 01:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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