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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 24 March 1984 at 09:44 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 24 March 1984 at 09:44 (GMT)
Date & time: 1984-03-24 09:44:02 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 44.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.117°N / 148.192°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Urbich Caldera (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 mi) NE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100)
126 km (78 mi) SE of Kuril’sk (pop: 1,700)
186 km (116 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
1984-03-24 09:44:02 UTCM 7.2 / 44.4 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 1984-03-24 09:44 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (124 quakes):
  • 24 Mar 1986 15:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    79.1 km (49.2 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 1986 08:42 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 1986 06:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    149.7 km (93 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 1986 16:30 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1986 02:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    57.4 km (35.7 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jan 1986 23:25 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1986 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 1985 20:51 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    112.6 km (70 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1985 21:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    34.8 km (21.6 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Dec 1985 11:20 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    117 km (72.7 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 1985 08:55 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 1985 04:48 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    38.9 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1985 05:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 1985 11:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Oct 1985 19:10 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 1985 10:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 24 March 1984 at 09:44 (GMT)
 

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