Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 21 August 1969 at 13:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 21 August 1969 at 13:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 29 km depth

Date & time: 21 Aug 1969 01:24:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 28.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.664°N / 148.139°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Urbich Caldera (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) E of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
175 km (109 mi) S of Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
187 km (116 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 6,470)
210 km (131 mi) NE of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
314 km (195 mi) NE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600)
342 km (212 mi) E of Kitami (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 113,100)
464 km (288 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
553 km (343 mi) E of Sapporo (Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.829 kmeast of the Kuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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