Magnitude 6.3 5.8 Kuril Islands 20-Jul-12 (b000bbdu)

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THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MAG 5.8 MB Time will tell as GFZ have 5.8 Mw and 5.8 mb is getting on to a mag 6. At this time EMSC still have this as the original 6.3 Mw.

Magnitude	Mw 6.3
Region		KURIL ISLANDS
Date time	2012-07-20 06:32:56.0 UTC
Location	49.42 N ; 156.19 E
Depth		10 km
Distances	1340 km NE Sapporo (pop 1,883,027 ; local time 15:32:56.3 2012-07-20)
		440 km SW Mokhovaya, petropavlovsk-kamch (pop 22,815 ; local time 19:32:56.3 2012-07-20)
		435 km SW Petropavlovsk-kamchatskiy (pop 187,282 ; local time 19:32:56.3 2012-07-20)
	
Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist

Preliminary Details

Derived from Event Data Source: USGS See location map below

Please see this site for details of a predicted earthquake in this area.

It is possible that these two earthquakes are precursors to a larger event. There are two PDF files you can download in relation to this.

  • Date-Time: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 06:32:56 UTC
  • Earthquake location: 49.348°N, 156.170°E
  • Earthquake depth: 9.9 km
  • Distances:
    1. 148km (91mi) S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia
    2. 428km (265mi) SSW of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
    3. 446km (277mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
    4. 454km (282mi) SSW of Yelizovo, Russia
    5. 2024km (1257mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan
  • Event ID: usb000bbdu
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