Very strong M6.6 earthquake hit Kuril Islands, Russia

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck Kuril Islands, Russia, on July 20, 2014, at 18:32 UTC. USGS reports depth of 60.8 km (37.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 94 km (58 miles) SE of Kuril’sk, Russia, and 291 km (181 miles) ENE of Nemuro, Japan.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Seismotectonics of the Kuril-Kamchatka ArcThe Kuril-Kamchatka arc extends approximately 2,100 km from Hokkaido, Japan, along the Kuril Islands and the Pacific coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula to its intersection with the Aleutian arc near the Commander Islands, Russia. It marks the region where the Pacific plate subducts into the ma… »

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