Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 19 November 1958 at 09:23 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 19 November 1958 at 09:23 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 19 Nov 1958 09:23:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 28.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.081°N / 148.766°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Grozny (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
146 km (90 mi) SSE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
232 km (144 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220)
270 km (168 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
295 km (183 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
514 km (319 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
568 km (353 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Bielsko-Biała, Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 176,500)
608 km (378 mi) ENE of Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.128 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 19 November 09:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 15 Dec 1958 11:46 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1958 12:08 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 1958 01:12 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 19 November 1958 at 09:23 (GMT)
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