Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 70 km southeast of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, May 5, 1954 at 17:13 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 46 km depth
|Date & time||May 5, 1954 17:13:20 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||50.229°N / 156.818°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)|
|Antipode||50.229°S / 23.182°W|
|Shaking intensity||Moderate shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Vernadskii Ridge (70 km / 43 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||70 km (43 mi) SE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
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339 km (211 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy|
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|6.0||46 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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