Major magnitude 8.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 96 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, November 6, 1958 at 22:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 96 km southeast of Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, November 6, 1958 at 22:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: Nov 6, 1958 22:58:09 UTC
Magnitude: 8.3
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.479°N / 148.485°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.479°S / 31.515°W
Nearest volcano: Grozny (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) ENE of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1017 joules (49397 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.3 x 107 tons of TNT or 2656.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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8.335 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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