Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 7069 km northeast of Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, 11 May 1966 at 14:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 24.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.888°N / 156.275°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
199 km (124 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
7069 km (4393 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||25 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 7069 km northeast of Moscow, Russia, 11 May 1966 14:17 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 11 May 1966 21:39 UTC| M 5.8 |20.6 km (12.8 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 May 1966 14:26 UTC| M 5.6 |25.7 km (16 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details