Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Thursday, 19 August 1971 at 22:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 38 km depth
Depth: 37.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.286°N / 155.441°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
162 km (101 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (295 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6999 km (4349 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> 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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|M 6.4||38 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 19 August 1971 22:15 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Oct 1971 14:06 UTC| M 5.7 |121.4 km (75.4 mi) depth|74 km (46 mi) distance| USGS | Details