Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km east of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, February 16, 1961 at 13:54 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 32 km depth
Depth: 32.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.62°N / 147.757°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.62°S / 32.243°W↗
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) ESE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) ESE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) S of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (194 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.8||32 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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