Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Tuesday, 3 March 1953 at 22:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Tuesday, 3 March 1953 at 22:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 3 Mar 1953 10:54:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Profondeur: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.754°N / 155.551°E (Russie)
Volcan le plus près: Kharimkotan (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
218 km S de Severo-Kuril’sk (Severo-Kurilsky District, Sakhalinskaya oblast') (pop: 2,420)
312 km SSW de Ozernovskiy (Ust-Bolsheretsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 2,620)
505 km SSW de Paratunka (Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 1,770)
506 km SSW de Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 25,200)
524 km SSW de Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Gorod Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 187,300)
532 km SSW de Yelizovo (Yelizovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 40,700)
694 km SSW de Mil’kovo (Milkovsky District, Kamchatka Krai) (pop: 8,250)
701 km NE de Kuril’sk (Sakhalin Oblast) (pop: 1,720)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.935 kmKuril Islands (Russia)USGS
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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Kuril Islands (Russia) on Tuesday, 3 March 1953 at 22:54 (GMT)
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