Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 370 km northeast of Kushiro, Japan, Russia, on Sunday, 19 July 2020 at 07:44 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 370 km northeast of Kushiro, Japan, Russia, on Sunday, 19 July 2020 at 07:44 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 89 km depth

19 Jul 08:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 38 minutes.
Date & time: 19 Jul 2020 07:44:49 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 89.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.55°N / 148.43°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Grozny (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) SSE of Kuril’sk (pop: 1,720)
160 km (99 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100)
213 km (132 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470)
266 km (165 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200)
281 km (175 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
492 km (305 mi) ENE of Asahikawa (Japan) (pop: 356,600)
516 km (321 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Bielsko-Biała) (pop: 176,500)
592 km (368 mi) ENE of Sapporo (Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
[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.
M 4.789 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GFZ
M 4.41 kmKuril Islands (Russia)EMSC
M 4.490 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Shikotan (Russia, 138 km SW of epicenter) : Немного качнуло (reported through EMSC)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 370 km northeast of Kushiro, Japan, Russia, on Sunday, 19 July 2020 at 07:44 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
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.