Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 197 km east of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Apr 26, 1961 7:39 am (GMT +0)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 38 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Apr 26, 1961 7:39 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 37.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.541°N / 150.189°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.541°S / 29.811°W↗
Nearest volcano: Medvezhia (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
197 km (123 mi) ESE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) E of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 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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|6.0||38 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 30 Apr 1961 11:15 UTC| M 5.9 |41.2 km (25.6 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Apr 1961 19:32 UTC| M 5.6 |33.8 km (21 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details