Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 146 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, November 19, 1958 at 09:23 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 146 km southeast of Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, November 19, 1958 at 09:23 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: Nov 19, 1958 09:23:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 28.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.081°N / 148.766°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.081°S / 31.234°W
Nearest volcano: Grozny (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
146 km (90 mi) SSE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) E of Motomachi (Abashiri District, Japan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> 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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6.128 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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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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