Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 67 km east of Shikotan Island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Monday, February 2, 1925 at 13:29 GMT
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.643°N / 147.559°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.643°S / 32.441°W
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) ESE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (184 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
527 km (328 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.5||30 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Feb 2, 1925 19:46|
97 years ago
|123 km E of Shikotan Island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia||More|