Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 42 km southeast of Kharimkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, 19 September 1991 at 01:41 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 19 Sep 1991 01:41:48 UTC
Depth: 35.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.818°N / 154.87°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Kharimkotan (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
225 km (140 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||35 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 25 Oct 1991 13:25 UTC| M 4.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|3 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 Oct 1991 23:32 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details