Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 145 km east of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, November 9, 1958 at 03:14 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 145 km east of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, November 9, 1958 at 03:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: Nov 9, 1958 03:14:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.921°N / 148.516°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.921°S / 31.484°W
Nearest volcano: Urbich Caldera (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
145 km (90 mi) E of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SSE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) E of Motomachi (Abashiri District, Japan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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5.625 kmeast of the Kuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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