Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wednesday, 22 March 1972 at 10:27 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 139 km depth
Depth: 138.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.019°N / 153.582°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Chirinkotan (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
259 km (161 mi) SW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (342 mi) SW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
571 km (355 mi) SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
6947 km (4316 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||139 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 22 March 1972 10:27 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 25 Mar 1972 00:56 UTC| M 6.0 |137.7 km (85.6 mi) depth|112 km (70 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 25 March 1972 at 00:56 (GMT)