Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 13 November 1958 at 02:56 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 13 November 1958 at 02:56 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 13 Nov 1958 02:56:30 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.756°N / 148.643°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Urbich Caldera (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) E of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
175 km (108 mi) SSE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
225 km (140 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 6,470)
252 km (157 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
282 km (176 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 183,600)
504 km (313 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
594 km (369 mi) E of Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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