Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km south of Ostrov Brat Chirpoyev Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, March 14, 1959 at 02:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km south of Ostrov Brat Chirpoyev Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, March 14, 1959 at 02:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: Mar 14, 1959 02:55:36 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.922°N / 150.87°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 45.922°S / 29.13°W
Nearest volcano: Gora Desantnaya (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
245 km (153 mi) ENE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) NE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> 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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5.625 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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