Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 133 km southeast of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Saturday, September 3, 1960 at 23:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 43 km depth
Depth: 43.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.686°N / 149.381°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.686°S / 30.619°W↗
Nearest volcano: Medvezhia (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (82 mi) ESE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||43 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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