Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km east of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Monday, August 30, 1954 at 07:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 57 km depth
Depth: 57.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.554°N / 147.81°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.554°S / 32.19°W↗
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (197 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
548 km (341 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||57 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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