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)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.489°N / 147.11°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.489°S / 32.89°W↗
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) SE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) ESE of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (320 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||35 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 20 Nov 1970 13:48 UTC| M 5.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details