Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 23 km west of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Friday, 1 December 1967 at 13:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 143 km depth
Depth: 143.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.439°N / 154.435°E (Sea of Okhotsk, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (114 mi) SW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) SW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
497 km (309 mi) SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) SW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6944 km (4314 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||143 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Sea of Okhotsk, 23 km west of Onekotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 1 December 1967 13:57 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 May 1968 10:34 UTC| M 5.8 |51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth|85 km (53 mi) distance| USGS | Details