Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km southeast of Kharimkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, 16 October 1991 at 17:39 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 29 km depth
Date & time: 16 Oct 1991 17:39:30 UTC
Depth: 28.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.406°N / 155.284°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Sinarka (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
260 km (161 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||29 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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