Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 8 January 1971 at 14:45 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.341°N / 154.247°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Srednii (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
395 km (246 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
7129 km (4429 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||35 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 8 January 1971 14:45 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 06 Feb 1971 10:43 UTC| M 5.8 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details