Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 138 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, November 18, 1958 at 18:33 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 138 km southeast of Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, November 18, 1958 at 18:33 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: Nov 18, 1958 18:33:07 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.294°N / 149.021°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.294°S / 30.979°W
Nearest volcano: Vetrovoi Isthmus Caldera (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (85 mi) SE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) E of Motomachi (Abashiri District, Japan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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5.515 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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