Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 482 km southwest of Severo-Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, 21 June 1952 at 06:29 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 21 Jun 1952 06:29:02 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.673°N / 153.621°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Ushishur (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
472 km (293 mi) ENE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (299 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> 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||25 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 24 Jun 1952 16:29 UTC| M 5.9 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Jun 1952 21:41 UTC| M 6.8 |27 km (16.8 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 481 km south of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, 22 June 1952 at 21:41 (GMT)
- 22 Jun 1952 10:08 UTC| M 6.1 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 467 km southwest of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, 22 June 1952 at 10:08 (GMT)