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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 218 km south of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, Mar 3, 1953 at 10:54 pm (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 218 km south of Severo-Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, Mar 3, 1953 at 10:54 pm (GMT +0) Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 218 km south of Severo-Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, Mar 3, 1953 at 10:54 pm (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: Mar 3, 1953 22:54:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Mar 3, 1953 at 10:54 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.754°N / 155.551°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 48.754°S / 24.449°W
Nearest volcano: Kharimkotan (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
218 km (135 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SSW of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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5.935 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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