Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 150 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Monday, December 15, 1958 at 11:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.136°N / 148.985°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.136°S / 31.015°W↗
Nearest volcano: Grozny (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
150 km (93 mi) SE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) E of Motomachi (Abashiri District, Japan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||25 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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