Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 206 km east of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Apr 19, 1961 8:19 pm (GMT +0)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 39 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Apr 19, 1961 8:19 pm (GMT +0)
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.814°N / 150.43°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.814°S / 29.57°W↗
Nearest volcano: Ivao (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
206 km (128 mi) E of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.9||39 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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