Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 198 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, December 2, 1958 at 01:12 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.773°N / 149.308°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.773°S / 30.692°W↗
Nearest volcano: Grozny (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) SE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) E of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||25 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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