Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Friday, 4 August 1972 at 17:51 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 45 km depth
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.149°N / 155.928°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
170 km (106 mi) S 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!
473 km (294 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7031 km (4369 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||45 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 4 August 1972 17:51 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 06 Jan 1973 15:05 UTC| M 4.7 |34 km (21.1 mi) depth|39 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details