Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha, Russia

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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

Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time
  • Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 13:13:53 UTC
  • Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:13:53 AM at epicenter
Location 67.613°N, 142.601°E
Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region NORTHEASTERN SAKHA, RUSSIA
Distances 132 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 Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST=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 ID usc000f76f

 

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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