Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 460 km south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Tuesday, 25 December 1951 at 15:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 27 km depth
Depth: 27.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.212°N / 156.184°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Nemo Peak (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
163 km (101 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (274 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7035 km (4372 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||27 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 460 km south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, 25 December 1951 15:58 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 27 Dec 1951 02:21 UTC| M 5.8 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Dec 1951 16:53 UTC| M 5.9 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Details