Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 189 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, November 13, 1958 at 04:04 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 189 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, November 13, 1958 at 04:04 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 45 km depth

Date & time: Nov 13, 1958 04:04:44 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.238°N / 148.217°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.238°S / 31.783°W
Nearest volcano: Grozny (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) SSE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.145 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 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
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

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