Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 23 April 1961 at 16:51 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 23 April 1961 at 16:51 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 23 Apr 1961 04:51:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 33.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.684°N / 150.261°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Ivao (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
197 km (122 mi) SE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
299 km (186 mi) NE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
356 km (221 mi) NE of Otrada (pop: 3,220)
509 km (316 mi) NE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600)
517 km (321 mi) NE of Kitami (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 113,100)
635 km (395 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Сахалинская) (pop: 176,500)
637 km (396 mi) NE of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
736 km (458 mi) NE of Sapporo (Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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