Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 186 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Monday, February 13, 1961 at 22:37 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.602°N / 148.099°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.602°S / 31.901°W↗
Nearest volcano: Urbich Caldera (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) E of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) S of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) ESE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> 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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|5.6||35 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 16 Feb 1961 13:54 UTC| M 5.8 |32.2 km (20 mi) depth|28 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 14 Feb 1961 03:22 UTC| M 6.0 |45.7 km (28.4 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 180 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tuesday, February 14, 1961 at 03:22 (GMT)