Earthquakes in Kamchatka, Russia

Earthquakes in Russia

In Russia, earthquakes of the most extreme strength occur. In the case of earthquakes with a magnitude of more than 9.0, destruction and devastation can occur within a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.

Since 1950, more than 2,000 people died by the direct consequences of earthquakes. There were 56 earthquakes that also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lives, and cause additional damage.

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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Russia by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. Due to the current situation, we update this page several times a day. The next update is expected around 14:00 UTC.

Recent earthquakes in Russia
  • June 9, 1:04 pm
    Magnitude 4.5: 107 km south-southeast of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy at a depth of 42.77 km.
  • June 9, 6:57 am
    Magnitude 4.4: 40 km west-northwest of Ust’-Barguzin at a depth of ten km.
  • June 9, 9:18 am
    Magnitude 4.8: 114 km south-southeast of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy at a depth of 37.60 km.
  • June 7, 4:25 am
    Magnitude 4.4: 116 km south-southwest of Severo-Kuril’sk at a depth of 83.31 km.
  • June 3, 9:25 am
    Magnitude 4.2: 111 km south-southeast of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy at a depth of 35 km.
  • June 1, 2:01 am
    Magnitude 5.5: off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula at a depth of ten km.
  • May 29, 5:03 am
    Magnitude 4.6: Sakhalin at a depth of ten km.
  • May 28, 6:00 pm
    Magnitude 4.2: 238 km southeast of Shikotan at a depth of ten km.
  • May 28, 1:17 pm
    Magnitude 4.4: near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula at a depth of 65.42 km.
  • May 27, 6:48 pm
    Magnitude 4.0: 220 km south-southeast of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy at a depth of ten km.

Earthquakes in Russia since 1950

Earthquakes in Kamchatka, RussiaThe strongest earthquake in Russia happened on 11/04/1952 in the Kamchatka Peninsula region with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami, leading to further victims and destruction.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
07/05/2022Kemerovo10 km4.42
03/25/2020Kuril Islands57 km7.50
07/17/2017Bering Island14 km7.70
06/18/2013Kemerovo9 km5.30
05/24/2013Severo Kurilskiye48 km8.30
04/19/2013Kuril Islands52 km7.20
02/15/2013Chelyabinsk (Meteor Explosion)26 km4.20
08/14/2012Sakhalin Island38 km7.70
12/27/2011Kyzyl56 km6.70
01/15/2009Kuril Islands39 km7.40
10/11/2008Caucasus (Chechnya)10 km5.713
08/27/2008Lake Baykal32 km6.20
07/05/2008Sea Of Okhotsk4 km7.70
08/02/2007Tatar Strait42 km6.22
01/13/2007Kuril Islands21 km8.10
11/15/2006Kuril Islands13 km8.30
04/20/2006Koryakskiy2 km7.60
05/30/2004Sakhalin, Yuzhno, Sakhalinsk12 km4.90
10/01/2003Kosh-Agach, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk25 km6.70
09/29/2003Kosh-Agach1 km4.40
09/27/2003Kosh-Agach, Ust'-Ulagan, Ongudai, Shebalino25 km7.33
08/04/2000Sakhalin Island, Uglegorsk, Makarov2 km6.80
02/01/1999Makhachkala, Dagestan52 km3.20
12/05/1997Kamchatka (Ust-Kamchatsk, Petropavlovsk)54 km7.80
12/03/1995Kuril Islands (Iturup, Matua, Kunashir)8 km7.90
05/27/1995Sakhalin Is (Neftegorsk, Okha, Moskalvo)52 km7.11989
10/09/1994Kuril Islands39 km7.30
10/04/1994Kuril Islands; Japan (Hokkaido)55 km8.311
11/13/1993Kamchatka4 km7.00
06/08/1993Kamchatka36 km7.50
12/22/1991Kamchatka, Kuril Islands13 km7.60
02/16/1991Kuril Islands40 km5.70
08/03/1989Groznyy, Buynaksk40 km5.01
12/28/1984Kamchatka53 km7.00
03/24/1984Kuril Islands2 km7.00
08/17/1983Near East Coast Of Kamchatka54 km6.50
02/23/1980S. Kuril Islands3 km7.00
12/06/1978Kuril Islands1 km7.50
03/24/1978Kuril Islands50 km7.60
03/23/1978Kuril Islands20 km7.50
03/23/1978Kuril Islands2 km6.80
03/22/1978Kuril Islands33 km6.60
03/22/1978Kuril Islands32 km6.70
01/21/1976Kuril Islands24 km7.00
06/10/1975Kuril-Japan (Hokkaido)14 km7.00
01/09/1975Dagestan46 km5.20
09/27/1974Kuril-Japan (Hokkaido)29 km6.70
06/26/1973Kuril Islands 6.60
06/24/1973Kuril Islands25 km7.10
02/28/1973Kuril Islands, Hiroo, Urakawa49 km7.20
12/15/1971Off Kamchatka, Shemya, Attu55 km7.80
11/24/1971Off Kamchatka, Shemya29 km6.30
09/27/1971Sakhalin, Moneron Island45 km6.10
09/08/1971Tatar Strait52 km6.20
09/08/1971Tatar Strait23 km6.60
09/06/1971Kholmsk10 km5.50
09/05/1971Sakhalin, Moneron Island25 km7.10
12/04/1970Black Sea25 km5.10
05/14/1970Dagestan 6.50
05/14/1970Dagestan 5.70
11/22/1969Off Kamchatka37 km7.30
08/11/1969Shikotan Island, Kurilskiye36 km8.20
01/29/1968S. Kuril Islands7 km7.30
03/19/1967Kuril Islands38 km7.00
07/12/1966Black Sea 5.50
06/11/1965Kuril Islands2 km7.20
07/24/1964Kamchatka39 km6.80
10/20/1963Kuril Islands10 km7.90
10/13/1963Kuril Islands53 km8.50
10/12/1963S. Kuril Islands 7.10
08/17/1961S. Kuril Islands31 km6.70
01/10/1961Kamchatka25 km6.60
10/27/1959Kamchatka51 km7.20
06/18/1959Near Kamchatka 7.00
05/04/1959Near East Coast Of Kamchatka42 km8.21
04/09/1959S. Kuril Islands20 km5.00
11/06/1958Kuril Islands8 km8.30
06/27/1957Chita28 km7.60
10/11/1956Kuril Islands 7.60
03/17/1953N. Kuril Islands 5.80
11/04/1952Kamchatka Peninsula27 km9.00
02/28/1950Sea Of Okhotsk 7.90

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.
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