Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Ostrov Dym Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:41

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Ostrov Dym Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:41

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 80 km depth

16 Oct 13:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Oct 2012 12:41:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:41
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.58°N / 156.5°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Karpinsky (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (77 mi) SSE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SSW of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7014 km (4358 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SE of Ostrov Ptenets Island --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SSE of Alaid Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.280 km KURIL ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.665 km126km SSE of Severo-Kuril'sk, RussiaUSGS
M 5.2218 kmKuril IslandsBMKG

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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Ostrov Dym Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:41

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 09 Mar 2013 14:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    22.1 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 2013 03:26 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2013 19:43 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    62.7 km (39 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2013 14:09 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Dec 2012 00:28 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    38.9 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Nov 2012 15:53 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Nov 2012 06:57 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2012 11:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40.8 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Ostrov Dym Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:41
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