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Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake - 132 km east of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, Oct 13, 1963 at 5:17 am (GMT +0)

Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake - 132 km east of Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, Oct 13, 1963 at 5:17 am (GMT +0) Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake - 132 km east of Kuril\'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, Oct 13, 1963 at 5:17 am (GMT +0)

Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake at 35 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 13, 1963 05:17:59 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, Oct 13, 1963 at 5:17 am (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude8.5
Depth35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude44.872°N / 149.483°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode44.872°S / 30.517°W
Shaking intensitySevere shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMedvezhia (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities132 km (82 mi) ESE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
250 km (155 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
301 km (187 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
302 km (188 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
372 km (231 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1017 joules (98559 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 8.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 5300.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
8.535 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (113 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 8, 1966 21:55
56 years ago
5.6

35 km
Russia, 458 km NE of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Aug 20, 1966 09:32
56 years ago
5.8

159 km
Hokkaido, Japan RegionMore
Jun 23, 1966 05:01
57 years ago
5.6

225 km
58 km NW of Takara-jima Island, JapanMore
Jun 21, 1966 23:06
57 years ago
5.5

46 km
328 km S of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, RussiaMore
Jun 9, 1966 15:39
57 years ago
5.7

93 km
97 km NE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 4, 1966 23:48
57 years ago
6.0

39 km
80 km SE of Simushir Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
May 11, 1966 21:39
57 years ago
5.8

21 km
203 km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
May 11, 1966 14:26
57 years ago
5.6

26 km
204 km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
May 11, 1966 14:17
57 years ago
6.2

25 km
474 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy-50, Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Apr 8, 1966 01:46
57 years ago
6.2

47 km
43 km SE of Ostrov Nizkiy Island, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Mar 3, 1966 03:25
57 years ago
5.8

46 km
66 km S of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Feb 28, 1966 02:02
57 years ago
5.6

218 km
99 km NW of Minatomachi, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Feb 5, 1966 16:16
57 years ago
5.9

119 km
Ostrov Dym, 85 km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jan 28, 1966 22:38
57 years ago
5.6

116 km
Ostrov Samang, 43 km E of Ozernovskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Dec 13, 1965 14:46
57 years ago
5.6

23 km
190 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 13, 1965 10:52
57 years ago
6.0

29 km
173 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 25, 1965 22:34
57 years ago
6.7

170 km
55 km N of Shibetsu, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 24, 1965 18:15
57 years ago
5.6

60 km
68 km S of Ostrov Ptenets Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 3, 1965 14:45
57 years ago
5.9

50 km
433 km S of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, RussiaMore
Sep 25, 1965 14:53
57 years ago
5.7

28 km
121 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 4, 1965 10:19
57 years ago
5.9

15 km
450 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Aug 27, 1965 18:22
57 years ago
5.7

30 km
127 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 25, 1965 13:33
58 years ago
5.6

15 km
268 km SE of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jul 6, 1965 04:08
58 years ago
5.6

45 km
53 km SE of Simushir Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 20, 1965 01:57
58 years ago
5.6

45 km
133 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 13, 1965 07:06
58 years ago
6.1

38 km
142 km S of Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jun 12, 1965 18:45
58 years ago
5.5

35 km
189 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 12, 1965 06:03
58 years ago
5.7

35 km
197 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 12, 1965 05:40
58 years ago
5.7

38 km
Russia, 316 km E of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jun 12, 1965 05:28
58 years ago
5.6

35 km
197 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 11, 1965 08:41
58 years ago
5.7

33 km
138 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 11, 1965 07:27
58 years ago
5.6

35 km
181 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 11, 1965 07:11
58 years ago
5.5

32 km
163 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 11, 1965 03:34
58 years ago
7.2

58 km
97 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 11, 1965 03:33
58 years ago
7.0

41 km
113 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Apr 5, 1965 13:52
58 years ago
5.7

39 km
240 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Mar 29, 1965 10:47
58 years ago
6.4

30 km
121 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Mar 16, 1965 16:46
58 years ago
6.4

32 km
131 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Feb 16, 1965 12:24
58 years ago
5.7

54 km
37 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 26, 1964 14:30
58 years ago
5.8

141 km
50 km NE of Ozernovskiy, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Dec 10, 1964 15:11
58 years ago
6.3

30 km
80 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
Nov 20, 1964 23:33
58 years ago
6.0

35 km
191 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 7, 1964 14:49
58 years ago
5.7

30 km
Russia, 446 km NE of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Nov 6, 1964 09:53
58 years ago
6.0

40 km
135 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 23, 1964 21:06
58 years ago
5.8

35 km
173 km E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 16, 1964 09:18
58 years ago
6.4

31 km
164 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 16, 1964 08:18
58 years ago
6.5

26 km
157 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 16, 1964 06:59
58 years ago
6.3

30 km
178 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 15, 1964 20:26
58 years ago
6.3

24 km
171 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 2, 1964 00:58
58 years ago
5.9

20 km
Sakhalin, RussiaMore
Aug 12, 1964 06:51
59 years ago
5.6

154 km
24 km SW of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Aug 4, 1964 17:24
59 years ago
6.0

87 km
24 km NE of Chirpoy Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 24, 1964 17:02
59 years ago
6.4

30 km
437 km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 24, 1964 13:25
59 years ago
5.8

30 km
441 km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 24, 1964 08:12
59 years ago
6.8

30 km
430 km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 24, 1964 06:50
59 years ago
6.3

45 km
441 km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jul 5, 1964 23:36
59 years ago
6.5

35 km
148 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 30, 1964 20:08
59 years ago
5.8

355 km
162 km E of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 30, 1964 15:48
59 years ago
5.8

130 km
Ostrov Shlem, 63 km NE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jun 23, 1964 01:26
59 years ago
7.1

71 km
Russia, 49 km E of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jun 21, 1964 01:33
59 years ago
5.5

51 km
44 km SE of Ostrov Kambal’nyy Island, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Jun 19, 1964 10:05
59 years ago
5.7

18 km
29 km W of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, JapanMore
May 31, 1964 00:40
59 years ago
6.7

49 km
41 km SE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
May 19, 1964 10:39
59 years ago
5.6

48 km
Russia, 443 km NE of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
May 7, 1964 20:12
59 years ago
6.5

25 km
88 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
May 7, 1964 07:58
59 years ago
7.0

20 km
91 km W of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore
May 2, 1964 16:11
59 years ago
6.4

35 km
213 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Apr 18, 1964 05:27
59 years ago
5.8

30 km
272 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Apr 16, 1964 01:04
59 years ago
5.9

15 km
318 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Apr 8, 1964 10:58
59 years ago
6.1

45 km
72 km SE of Ostrov Petushkova Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Mar 31, 1964 00:14
59 years ago
6.0

30 km
250 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Mar 18, 1964 04:37
59 years ago
6.4

428 km
346 km W of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, RussiaMore
Mar 16, 1964 08:44
59 years ago
6.1

142 km
25 km SE of Moikeshi-shima Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Feb 20, 1964 09:53
59 years ago
5.8

35 km
183 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Feb 7, 1964 12:58
59 years ago
5.8

41 km
87 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jan 17, 1964 02:54
59 years ago
5.5

30 km
283 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jan 10, 1964 04:50
59 years ago
6.1

55 km
79 km SE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Jan 9, 1964 18:31
59 years ago
6.4

37 km
248 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Jan 6, 1964 23:45
59 years ago
6.2

55 km
43 km SE of Ostrov Kambal’nyy Island, Kamchatka, RussiaMore
Jan 1, 1964 17:26
59 years ago
6.2

20 km
310 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 30, 1963 13:29
59 years ago
5.9

41 km
86 km SE of Ostrov Petushkova Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 8, 1963 07:53
59 years ago
5.7

20 km
429 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 4, 1963 08:24
59 years ago
5.6

25 km
403 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 4, 1963 01:27
59 years ago
5.9

21 km
424 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Dec 3, 1963 05:09
59 years ago
5.6

20 km
415 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 22, 1963 14:45
59 years ago
6.0

33 km
146 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 19, 1963 11:00
59 years ago
5.8

19 km
155 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 16, 1963 02:30
59 years ago
5.8

50 km
107 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 15, 1963 21:06
59 years ago
6.2

28 km
137 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Nov 10, 1963 17:17
59 years ago
6.5

21 km
154 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 26, 1963 11:21
59 years ago
5.7

39 km
180 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 26, 1963 03:55
59 years ago
5.9

37 km
187 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 24, 1963 01:06
59 years ago
6.1

27 km
205 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 23, 1963 09:47
59 years ago
5.7

27 km
193 km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 22, 1963 03:17
59 years ago
5.9

29 km
Russia, 416 km NE of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 20, 1963 17:41
59 years ago
5.7

41 km
188 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 20, 1963 11:52
59 years ago
6.2

36 km
210 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 20, 1963 09:10
59 years ago
6.0

32 km
198 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 20, 1963 00:53
59 years ago
7.8

28 km
217 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 19, 1963 16:15
59 years ago
5.7

15 km
255 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 19, 1963 03:34
59 years ago
6.0

30 km
462 km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 19, 1963 02:18
59 years ago
5.9

30 km
448 km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 18, 1963 08:53
59 years ago
5.9

37 km
Russia, 409 km NE of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 17, 1963 23:24
59 years ago
6.2

52 km
116 km SE of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 15, 1963 18:23
59 years ago
5.9

30 km
266 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 14, 1963 13:21
59 years ago
6.1

27 km
250 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 14, 1963 04:11
59 years ago
6.0

37 km
230 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 13, 1963 23:52
59 years ago
6.2

34 km
Russia, 413 km E of Nemuro, Hokkaido, JapanMore
Oct 13, 1963 21:54
59 years ago
5.7

25 km
324 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 13, 1963 19:27
59 years ago
5.6

35 km
301 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 13, 1963 17:25
59 years ago
6.2

15 km
233 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 13, 1963 15:59
59 years ago
6.1

35 km
79 km SE of Ostrov Petushkova Island, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
Oct 13, 1963 12:58
59 years ago
6.0

39 km
203 km E of Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, RussiaMore
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