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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - Near the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia on Friday, 5 December 1997

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - Near the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia on Friday, 5 December 1997
Date & time: Friday, 5 December 1997 11:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.841°N / 162.035°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Bogachensky (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
157 km (97 mi) S of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy (pop: 4,900)
174 km (108 mi) SE of Atlasovo (pop: 5,000)
181 km (112 mi) SE of Klyuchi (pop: 10,000)
191 km (119 mi) SE of Kozyrëvsk (pop: 1,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 5 Dec 11:26 UTCM 7.8 / 33 kmNear the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, RussiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.8 quake: Near the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, 5 Dec 1997 11:26

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (87 quakes):
  • 28 Nov 1999 09:10 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    227 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1999 23:15 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    224 km (139 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1999 23:12 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    232 km (144 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 1999 15:57 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    222 km (138 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 1999 05:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 1999 03:25 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 1999 00:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    213 km (132 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 1999 00:29 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    215 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia Region on Friday, 26 November 1999
  • 13 Nov 1999 21:24 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    38.6 km (24 mi) depth
    |
    290 km (180 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Oct 1999 12:24 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    44.4 km (27.6 mi) depth
    |
    331 km (206 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 1999 05:03 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    214 km (133 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1999 05:57 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    54.7 km (34 mi) depth
    |
    344 km (214 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 1999 16:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    53.6 km (33.3 mi) depth
    |
    255 km (158 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 1999 13:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    37.9 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    178 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jan 1999 13:15 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 1999 10:48 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    337 km (210 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - Near the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia on Friday, 5 December 1997
 

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