Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 41 km southeast of Ostrov Chaykina Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, January 21, 1953 at 01:43 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 44 km depth
|Date & time||Jan 21, 1953 01:43:02 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||50.161°N / 156.424°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)|
|Antipode||50.161°S / 23.576°W|
|Shaking intensity||Moderate shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Vernadskii Ridge (54 km / 34 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||61 km (38 mi) SSE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
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357 km (222 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
363 km (225 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||8.9 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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|6.1||44 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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