Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 8 November 1952 at 17:04 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Saturday, 8 November 1952 at 17:04 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 8 Nov 1952 05:04:34 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Profondeur: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.752°N / 156.649°E (Russie)
Volcan le plus près: Karpinsky (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km SSE de Severo-Kuril'sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 2,420)
374 km SSW de Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 25,200)
392 km SSW de Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski (Kamchatka) (pop: 187,300)
401 km SSW de Yelizovo (Kamchatka) (pop: 40,700)
566 km SSW de Mil’kovo (Milkovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 8,250)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.135 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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