Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Tuesday, 25 April 1961 at 01:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Tuesday, 25 April 1961 at 01:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 25 Apr 1961 01:17:40 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.612°N / 150.411°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Ivao (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
211 km (131 mi) ESE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
367 km (228 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220)
413 km (256 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
518 km (322 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 183,600)
527 km (328 mi) ENE of Kitami (Ktiami Shi, Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 113,100)
648 km (403 mi) ENE of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
649 km (404 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Bielsko-Biała, Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 176,500)
747 km (464 mi) ENE of Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.933 kmeast of the Kuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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