Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Monday, 2 February 1970 at 18:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Monday, 2 February 1970 at 18:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 26 km depth

Date & time: 2 Feb 1970 06:05:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 25.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.031°N / 147.763°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (172 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) SE of Shikotan (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,100)
180 km (112 mi) E of Nemuro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 31,200)
189 km (118 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 6,470)
224 km (139 mi) ESE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
276 km (171 mi) E of Kushiro (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 183,600)
324 km (202 mi) ESE of Kitami (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 113,100)
444 km (276 mi) E of Asahikawa (Hokkaido, Japan) (pop: 356,600)
521 km (324 mi) E of Sapporo (Hokkaido, 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 5.826 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 2 February 18:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 03 Feb 1970 19:17 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    29.3 km (18.2 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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