Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on Wednesday, October 14, 1970 at 18:15 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 32.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.424°N / 147.932°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.424°S / 32.068°W↗
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) ESE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) E of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (335 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
566 km (351 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||33 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 14 Oct 1970 21:14 UTC| M 6.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|67 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 km southeast of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, October 14, 1970 at 21:14 (GMT)