Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 38 km southeast of Matua Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, 20 August 1969 at 07:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 105 km depth
Depth: 105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.941°N / 153.68°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
352 km (219 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
7049 km (4380 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||105 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake North Pacific Ocean, 38 km southeast of Matua Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 20 August 1969 07:50 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 07 Feb 1970 12:07 UTC| M 6.0 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|73 km (46 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 7 February 1970 at 12:07 (GMT)