Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 522 km southeast of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, April 19, 1961 at 16:12 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 53 km depth
Depth: 53.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.176°N / 148.149°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.176°S / 31.851°W↗
Nearest volcano: Urbich Caldera (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) S of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 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||53 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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