Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha, Russia

Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha, Russia

Very strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha region of Russia on February 14, 2013 at 13:13 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 132 km WSW of Druzhina and 862 km NE of Markha at co-ordinates 67.613°N, 142.601°E, as per USGS report. Depth of the earthquake was 9.9 km. EMSC reported same magnitude at depth of 10 km and co-ordinates 67.65 N ; 142.55 E.

This report is based on preliminary data supplied by USGS and EMSC.

GDACS reported that this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. There are about 2000 people living within 100km

Magnitude6.9
Date-Time
  • Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 13:13:53 UTC
  • Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:13:53 AM at epicenter
Location67.613°N, 142.601°E
Depth9.9 km (6.2 miles)
RegionNORTHEASTERN SAKHA, RUSSIA
Distances132 km (82 miles) WSW of Druzhina, Serbia
862 km (535 miles) NE of Markha, Russia
868 km (539 miles) NE of Yakutsk, Russia
982 km (610 miles) NNW of Magadan, Russia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
ParametersNST=607, Nph=608, Dmin=984.1 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000f76f
 
Shakemap of earthquake's epicenter in northeastern sakha region of Russia. Credits: USGS Shakemap of earthquake's epicenter in northeastern sakha region of Russia. Credits: USGS

 
Featured image: USGS Shake Map

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