Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 351 km south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Tuesday, March 9, 1954 at 05:39 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 28 km depth
Depth: 27.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50°N / 157.417°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 50°S / 22.583°W
Nearest volcano: Vernadskii Ridge (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (74 mi) SE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSE of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) S of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) S of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 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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|6.3||28 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jul 29, 1954 03:34|
68 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 391 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia||More|
|May 5, 1954 17:13|
68 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia||More|