Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 191 km east of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Apr 26, 1961 7:32 pm (GMT +0)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 34 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Apr 26, 1961 7:32 pm (GMT +0)
Depth: 33.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.715°N / 150.192°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 44.715°S / 29.808°W↗
Nearest volcano: Ivao (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
191 km (119 mi) ESE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||34 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Apr 30, 1961 11:15|
61 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 181 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia||More|