Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 162 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, November 7, 1958 at 11:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 162 km southeast of Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, November 7, 1958 at 11:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: Nov 7, 1958 11:24:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.148°N / 149.257°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.148°S / 30.743°W
Nearest volcano: Vetrovoi Isthmus Caldera (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
162 km (101 mi) SE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (192 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (258 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.920 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

[More info]

Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 15, 1958 11:46
63 years ago
5.6

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 150 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 8, 1958 12:08
63 years ago
5.9

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 144 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 2, 1958 01:12
63 years ago
5.3

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 198 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 19, 1958 09:23
63 years ago
6.1

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, 146 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 18, 1958 18:33
63 years ago
5.5

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 138 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 16, 1958 04:47
63 years ago
5.5

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 167 km E of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 14, 1958 05:34
63 years ago
5.9

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 122 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 12, 1958 20:23
63 years ago
7.0

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 132 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 7, 1958 19:14
63 years ago
5.6

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 170 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.