Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 465 km southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Thursday, March 5, 1953 at 21:21 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.196°N / 156.085°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 49.196°S / 23.915°W
Nearest volcano: Nemo Peak (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
165 km (102 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) S of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|6.5||30 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Apr 15, 1953 01:17|
69 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 451 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia||More|