Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 50 km east of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, October 19, 1955 at 09:54 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.312°N / 155.412°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 49.312°S / 24.588°W
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
160 km (99 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) SSW of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|6.3||50 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jan 3, 1956 15:41|
66 years ago
|468 km SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia||More|