Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km southeast of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, 27 November 1991 at 05:03 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Russia| Sakhalin Oblast
Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 28 km depth
Date & time: 27 Nov 1991 05:03:31 UTC
Depth: 27.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.237°N / 154.807°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Kuntomintar (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
287 km (179 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 5.8||28 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
be the first to report it!There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Dec 1991 12:04 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details