Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 196 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 14:14 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 196 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 14:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 50 km depth

27 Aug 14:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 63.0 to 50.0 km.
Date & time: 27 Aug 2020 14:14:51 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.49°N / 148.24°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Grozny (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) SSE of Kuril'sk (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ENE of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ENE of Otrada (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ENE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) ENE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) ENE of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NE of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.050 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GFZ
4.860 kmKuril Islands (Russia)EMSC
5.251 kmKuril Islands (Russia)BMKG
4.858 km86 Km SSE of Kuril’sk, RussiaUSGS

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Shikotan (Russia, 142 km SW of epicenter) : Дом на возвышенности, второй этаж, проснулись от толчков в 1.15, продолжительность 15-20 сек. Открылся шкаф. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
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