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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 27 km depth
Date & time: 22 Jun 1952 21:41:59 UTC
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.65°N / 153.723°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Ushishur (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
479 km (298 mi) ENE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
481 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: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||27 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 07 Nov 1952 22:05 UTC| M 6.4 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|140 km (87 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 356 km south of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, 7 November 1952 at 22:05 (GMT)
- 24 Jun 1952 16:29 UTC| M 5.9 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details