Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit near the east coast of Kamchatka


Strong earthquake with magnitude 6.1 hit near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia on June 24, 2012 at 03:15 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 268 km (166 miles) SSW (192°) from Il’pyrskiy, Russia (57.601°N, 163.218°E). Recorded depth was 17.4 km (10.8 miles). EMSC is reporting magnitude 6.0 earthquake with depth of 20 km.

The earthquake was 150 km (95 miles) from active Kamchatkan volcano Shiveluch.

June 23, 2012

56.64 N, 161.32 E; Elevation 10768 ft (3283 m), the dome elevation ~8200 ft (2500 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE

Moderate seismicity of the volcano was registered. According to video data, weak gas-steam activity was observed. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano.

54.05 N, 159.44 E; Elevation 4874 ft (1486 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE

Moderate seismicity of the volcano was registered. Satellite data showed the volcano was obscured by clouds.

Magnitude 6.1
  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 03:15:02 UTC
  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 04:15:02 PM at epicenter
Location 57.601°N, 163.218°E
Depth 17.4 km (10.8 miles)
  • 268 km (166 miles) SSW (192°) from Il’pyrskiy, Russia
  • 317 km (197 miles) NNW (329°) from Nikol’skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Rus.
  • 586 km (364 miles) NNE (28°) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  • 2994 km (1860 miles) NNE (28°) from TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Parameters NST=610, Nph=611, Dmin=587.8 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000apgd


Shake map

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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