Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 270 km east of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, August 4, 1961 at 22:52 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 36 km depth
Depth: 36.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.29°N / 151.324°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 45.29°S / 28.676°W↗
Nearest volcano: Petr Shmidt Ridge (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
270 km (168 mi) E of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.9||36 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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