Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 124 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, July 11, 1959 at 18:23 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.27°N / 148.688°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.27°S / 31.312°W↗
Nearest volcano: Grozny (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) E of Motomachi (Abashiri District, Japan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||25 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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