Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 56 km south of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, 10 September 2009 at 02:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 36 km depth
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.317°N / 154.192°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Kuntomintar (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
297 km (185 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
7036 km (4372 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||36 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 56 km south of Shiashkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 10 September 2009 02:46 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 17 Feb 2010 13:37 UTC| M 4.7 |49.2 km (30.6 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 07 Feb 2010 15:23 UTC| M 4.3 |66.8 km (41.5 mi) depth|55 km (34 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Jan 2010 04:21 UTC| M 4.9 |58 km (36 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 Sep 2009 08:49 UTC| M 5.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|4 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details