Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 28 December 1969 at 04:53 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 28 December 1969 at 04:53 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 29 km depth

Date & time: 28 Dec 1969 04:53:11 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 28.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.373°N / 147.809°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
173 km (107 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 6,470)
181 km (112 mi) E of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
218 km (136 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
282 km (175 mi) E of Kushiro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 183,600)
294 km (182 mi) ESE of Abashiri (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 42,500)
441 km (274 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
525 km (326 mi) E of Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 1,883,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.729 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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