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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 54 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Nov 5, 1952 at 2:48 pm (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 54 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Nov 5, 1952 at 2:48 pm (GMT +0) Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 54 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Nov 5, 1952 at 2:48 pm (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 30 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 5, 1952 14:48:45 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 5, 1952 at 2:48 pm (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth30.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude49.936°N / 156.427°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode49.936°S / 23.573°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoVernadskii Ridge (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities85 km (53 mi) SSE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) S of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
360 km (223 mi) SSW of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
360 km (224 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
380 km (236 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
386 km (240 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.130 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
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
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 10, 1952 06:06
70 years ago
6.1

30 km
67 km SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, 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 8, 1952 17:04
70 years ago
6.1

35 km
79 km SE of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 7, 1952 14:08
70 years ago
6.5

54 km
Ostrov Chaykina, 33 km SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, 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

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