Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 470 km south of Vilyuchinsk, Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka, Russia, on Thursday, September 23, 1954 at 21:43 GMT
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.88°N / 156.519°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 48.88°S / 23.481°W
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
202 km (125 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 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
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|6.5||20 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Nov 18, 1954 05:20|
68 years ago
|65 km SE of Kharimkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia||More|