Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 7 November 1958 at 04:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 7 November 1958 at 04:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 37 km depth

Date & time: 7 Nov 1958 04:59:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 36.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.367°N / 149.324°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Medvezhia (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (93 mi) SE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
217 km (135 mi) NE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
278 km (173 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220)
322 km (200 mi) NE of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
344 km (214 mi) NE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
560 km (348 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
587 km (365 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Сахалинская) (pop: 176,500)
657 km (408 mi) NE of Sapporo (Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.137 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 7 November 04:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 15 Dec 1958 11:46 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1958 12:08 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 1958 01:12 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1958 14:18 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 1958 09:23 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    28.2 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 19 November 1958 at 09:23 (GMT)
  • 18 Nov 1958 18:33 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 1958 04:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1958 05:34 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 1958 20:23 UTC
    | M 7.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 12 November 1958 at 20:23 (GMT)
  • 07 Nov 1958 19:14 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 1958 11:24 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 1958 07:40 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 7 November 1958 at 04:59 (GMT)
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