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Great mag. 8.3 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Tuesday, 4 October 1994

Great mag. 8.3 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Tuesday, 4 October 1994
Date & time: Tuesday, 4 October 1994 13:22 UTC
Magnitude: 8.3
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.773°N / 147.321°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) E of Shikotan (pop: 2,100)
120 km (75 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,500)
149 km (93 mi) NE of Nemuro (pop: 31,200)
168 km (104 mi) SW of Kuril’sk (pop: 1,700)
176 km (110 mi) E of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1017 joules (49397 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.3 x 107 tons of TNT or 2656.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 4 Oct 13:22 UTCM 8.3 / 14 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 8.3 quake: Kuril Islands (Russia), 4 Oct 1994 13:22

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (484 quakes):
  • 05 Oct 1997 03:29 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    71.3 km (44.3 mi) depth
    |
    354 km (220 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Oct 1997 04:46 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    258 km (160 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Sep 1997 06:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    49.3 km (30.6 mi) depth
    |
    443 km (275 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 1997 10:31 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    234 km (145 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Sep 1997 00:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    54.8 km (34.1 mi) depth
    |
    480 km (298 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 1997 03:36 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27.4 km (17 mi) depth
    |
    501 km (311 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 1997 23:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    386 km (240 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 1997 16:09 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Monday, 14 July 1997
  • 01 Jul 1997 03:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    253 km (157 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jun 1997 04:54 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    96.8 km (60.1 mi) depth
    |
    273 km (170 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 1997 17:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    196 km (122 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Apr 1997 14:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    530 km (330 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Apr 1997 14:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    528 km (328 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 1997 05:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    518 km (322 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 1997 05:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    510 km (317 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 1997 05:37 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    527 km (327 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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