Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 95 km southeast of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Sunday, February 4, 1968 at 11:00 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 24 km depth
Depth: 23.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.05°N / 147.283°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.05°S / 32.717°W↗
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) ESE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) E of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) ESE of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) ESE of Motomachi (Abashiri District, Japan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) ESE of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) E of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
562 km (349 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||24 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 08 Jun 1968 05:29 UTC| M 5.9 |40 km (24.9 mi) depth|57 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Details