Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 18 December 2004 at 06:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 11 km depth
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.837°N / 156.309°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Tao-Rusyr (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
205 km (127 mi) S of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
7075 km (4396 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||11 km||east of the Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake East of the Kuril Islands (Russia) 18 December 2004 06:46 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 03 Jan 2005 17:00 UTC| M 5.0 |41.4 km (25.7 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Dec 2004 08:50 UTC| M 5.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|12 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Dec 2004 07:24 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|1 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details