Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 31 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, 10 January 1961 at 14:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 59 km depth
Depth: 58.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.016°N / 156.099°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Karpinsky (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (46 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (225 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6958 km (4323 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||59 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 31 km southeast of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 10 January 1961 14:22 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Jan 1961 17:22 UTC| M 5.9 |55 km (34.2 mi) depth|30 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details