Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km southeast of Kharimkotan Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, 16 October 1991 at 23:32 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 16 Oct 1991 23:32:16 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.84°N / 154.972°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Kharimkotan (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
220 km (137 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) SSW of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||33 km||Kuril Islands (Russia)||USGS|
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