Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 463 km south of Severo-Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Monday, 12 November 1951 at 08:09 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 12 Nov 1951 08:09:30 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.705°N / 154.226°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Srednii (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
463 km (288 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> 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||20 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Apr 1952 03:40 UTC| M 5.9 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|40 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details