Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 263 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 10:48 pm (GMT +11) -

Updated: Tue, Aug 9, 2022 01:21 GMT -
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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 263 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 10:48 pm (GMT +11) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 263 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 10:48 pm (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Aug 12:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
6 Aug 12:07: Now using data updates from USGS
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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 6, 2022 11:48:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 10:48 pm (GMT +11)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude51.1707°N / 160.9315°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode51.171°S / 19.069°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMutnovsky (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities261 km (162 mi) SE of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
263 km (163 mi) SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
270 km (168 mi) SE of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
284 km (176 mi) SE of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
310 km (193 mi) E of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
341 km (212 mi) ENE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
422 km (262 mi) SSE of Mil'kovo (Milkovsky District) (pop: 8,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12.5°C (55 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmRussia: Off East Coast of KamchatkaUSGS
5.02 kmRussia: OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKAEMSC
5.010 kmRussia: Off East Coast of KamchatkaRaspberryShake
4.810 km261 Km SE of Vilyuchinsk, RussiaGFZ

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