Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Sunday, 20 August 2006 at 03:01 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 26 km depth
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.823°N / 156.415°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Karpinsky (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) SSE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6988 km (4342 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||26 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Kuril Islands (Russia) 20 August 2006 03:01 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 31 Dec 2006 22:35 UTC| M 4.6 |72.1 km (44.8 mi) depth|54 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Oct 2006 05:36 UTC| M 4.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|50 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 Sep 2006 01:11 UTC| M 3.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|45 km (28 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Sep 2006 13:21 UTC| M 4.5 |92.3 km (57.4 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details