Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit near the east coast of Kamchatka

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.

KVERT DAILY REPORT
June 23, 2012

SHEVELUCH VOLCANO
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.

KARYMSKY 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.

Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 03:15:02 UTC
  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 04:15:02 PM at epicenter
Location57.601°N, 163.218°E
Depth17.4 km (10.8 miles)
RegionNEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
Distances
  • 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
ParametersNST=610, Nph=611, Dmin=587.8 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000apgd
 



Shake map


Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

Tags: kamchatka

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