M 6.0 earthquake struck east of Kuril Islands

M 6.0 earthquake struck east of Kuril Islands

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake (USGS) struck east of Kuril Islands on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 19:58:40 UTC. The epicenter was located 133 km (82 miles) SE of Severo-Kuril'sk and 333 km (206 miles) S of Vilyuchinsk, Russia at coordinates 49.938°N, 157.639°E. The depth of epicenter was 18.6 km (11.6 miles). EMSC recorded M 6.1 at depth of 10 km. This earthquake is considered to be strong aftershock of earlier M 7.2 that struck the area. There was no tsunami alert issued.

USGS shakemap

Recent seismic activity in the area (Credit: USGS)


  • Friday, April 19, 2013 at 19:58:40 UTC
  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 06:58:40 AM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location49.938°N, 157.639°E
Depth18.6 km (11.6 miles)
Distances133 km (82 miles) SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia
333 km (206 miles) S of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
349 km (216 miles) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
361 km (224 miles) S of Yelizovo, Russia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.4 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
ParametersNST=191, Nph=194, Dmin=350.7 km, Rmss=1.11 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000gc6m

Featured image: USGS


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