Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on Wednesday, 16 February 1927 at 02:56 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 16 Feb 1927 02:56:31 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.369°N / 153.535°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Urataman (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
457 km (284 mi) ENE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> 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!) More info
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|M 6.5||15 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 16 Feb 1927 11:52 UTC| M 6.3 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|63 km (39 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on Wednesday, 16 February 1927 at 11:52 (GMT)
- 16 Feb 1927 08:36 UTC| M 6.2 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|67 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on Wednesday, 16 February 1927 at 08:36 (GMT)