Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 27 August 1961 at 16:22 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 27 August 1961 at 16:22 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 27 Aug 1961 04:22:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 27.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.973°N / 154.066°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Srednii (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
353 km (219 mi) SSW of Vasil'yevo (Sakhalin Oblast)
439 km (272 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk (Severo-Kurilsky District, Sakhalinskaya oblast') (pop: 2,420)
515 km (320 mi) ENE of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
533 km (331 mi) SSW of Ozernovskiy (Ust-Bolsheretsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 2,620)
673 km (418 mi) NE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
718 km (446 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 6,470)
730 km (454 mi) SSW of Paratunka (Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 1,770)
732 km (455 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 25,200)
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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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 27 August 1961 at 16:22 (GMT)
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