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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 476 km southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, February 7, 1953 at 18:23 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 476 km southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, February 7, 1953 at 18:23 GMT Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 476 km southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, February 7, 1953 at 18:23 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 31 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 7, 1953 18:23:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth31.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude49.104°N / 156.05°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode49.104°S / 23.95°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTao-Rusyr (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities175 km (109 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (167 mi) S of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.331 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 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

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