Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 15 August 1969 at 10:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 15 August 1969 at 10:02 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 15 Aug 1969 10:02:19 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.11°N / 148.292°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (185 km / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
221 km (137 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 6,470)
222 km (138 mi) E of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
263 km (163 mi) ESE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
319 km (198 mi) E of Kushiro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 183,600)
364 km (226 mi) E of Kitami (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 113,100)
484 km (301 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
564 km (350 mi) E of Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.125 kmeast of the Kuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) 15 August 10:02 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 03 Feb 1970 19:17 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    29.3 km (18.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Feb 1970 18:05 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    25.9 km (16.1 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Feb 1970 17:22 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    30.8 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1969 04:53 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    28.8 km (17.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Sep 1969 17:58 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    25.2 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Sep 1969 11:52 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    34.1 km (21.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 1969 08:28 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    27.1 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 30 August 1969 at 08:28 (GMT)
  • 30 Aug 1969 07:11 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    25.9 km (16.1 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 30 August 1969 at 07:11 (GMT)
  • 28 Aug 1969 21:35 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    26.4 km (16.4 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 1969 03:26 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 1969 04:40 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1969 13:24 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    28.5 km (17.7 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 1969 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    32.9 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 1969 15:15 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    32.5 km (20.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 15 August 1969 at 10:02 (GMT)
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