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Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 437 km south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Wednesday, November 5, 1952 at 05:57 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 437 km south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Wednesday, November 5, 1952 at 05:57 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: Nov 5, 1952 05:57:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 32.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.416°N / 156.302°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 49.416°S / 23.698°W
Nearest volcano: Karpinsky (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (87 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) S of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) SSW of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (259 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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6.533 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 15, 1953 01:17
69 years ago
5.9

35 km
451 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Mar 5, 1953 21:21
69 years ago
6.5

30 km
465 km SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Mar 3, 1953 22:54
69 years ago
5.9

35 km
218 km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Feb 7, 1953 18:23
69 years ago
6.3

31 km
476 km SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Feb 2, 1953 09:30
69 years ago
6.0

35 km
458 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Jan 21, 1953 01:43
69 years ago
6.1

44 km
41 km SE of Ostrov Chaykina Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jan 12, 1953 17:23
69 years ago
6.6

54 km
43 km SE of Ostrov Chaykina Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jan 5, 1953 10:06
69 years ago
6.8

49 km
53 km SE of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 21, 1952 03:19
70 years ago
5.8

35 km
207 km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 20, 1952 11:25
70 years ago
5.9

32 km
412 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Nov 18, 1952 08:13
70 years ago
6.1

36 km
80 km SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 12, 1952 13:38
70 years ago
5.5

28 km
95 km SE of Ostrov Chaykina Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 9, 1952 05:57
70 years ago
6.1

38 km
88 km SE of Ostrov Chaykina Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 9, 1952 04:35
70 years ago
6.2

35 km
423 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Nov 9, 1952 00:22
70 years ago
6.1

35 km
463 km SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Nov 8, 1952 19:33
70 years ago
6.5

20 km
211 km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 8, 1952 17:04
70 years ago
6.1

35 km
79 km SE of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 7, 1952 06:49
70 years ago
5.9

25 km
90 km SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 7, 1952 02:21
70 years ago
5.9

20 km
390 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Nov 5, 1952 20:30
70 years ago
6.0

23 km
80 km SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 5, 1952 14:48
70 years ago
6.1

30 km
54 km SE of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 5, 1952 11:46
70 years ago
6.2

28 km
91 km SE of Ostrov Chaykina Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore

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