Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 9 May 1959 at 23:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 9 May 1959 at 23:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 9 May 1959 11:57:03 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.237°N / 149.83°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Medvezhia (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
190 km (118 mi) SE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
253 km (157 mi) ENE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
317 km (197 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220)
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
461 km (287 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 183,600)
477 km (297 mi) E of Kitami (Ktiami Shi, Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 113,100)
599 km (372 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
694 km (431 mi) ENE of Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.615 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 9 May 1959 at 23:57 (GMT)
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