Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 55 km east of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, February 15, 1958 at 01:46 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.876°N / 147.393°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.876°S / 32.607°W
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) E of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SSW of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||35 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jul 21, 1958 07:25|
64 years ago
|173 km E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia||More|