Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 197 km east of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, Apr 23, 1961 4:51 pm (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 197 km east of Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, Apr 23, 1961 4:51 pm (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: Apr 23, 1961 16:51:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Apr 23, 1961 4:51 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 33.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.684°N / 150.261°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.684°S / 29.739°W
Nearest volcano: Ivao (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
197 km (122 mi) ESE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.033 kmeast of the Kuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Apr 30, 1961 11:15
61 years ago

41 km
North Pacific Ocean, 181 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Apr 26, 1961 19:32
61 years ago

34 km
North Pacific Ocean, 191 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Apr 26, 1961 07:39
61 years ago

38 km
North Pacific Ocean, 197 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Apr 25, 1961 01:17
61 years ago

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 211 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore

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