Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 31 December 1958 at 10:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 31 December 1958 at 10:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 31 Dec 1958 10:30:44 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.477°N / 154.112°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Ushishur (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
405 km (252 mi) SSW of Vasil'yevo (Sakhalin Oblast)
425 km (264 mi) SSW of Podgornyy (Sakhalin Oblast)
490 km (304 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk (Severo-Kurilsky District, Sakhalinskaya oblast') (pop: 2,420)
502 km (312 mi) ENE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
585 km (363 mi) SSW of Ozernovskiy (Ust-Bolsheretsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 2,620)
651 km (405 mi) ENE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
699 km (434 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220)
701 km (435 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 6,470)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 31 December 1958 at 10:30 (GMT)
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