The earthquake in the Russian region was confirmed Thursday by the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences. At least 2,336 died in one town alone: Severo-Kurilsk. 8.9 magnitude earthquake. Total deaths (mostly in Russia) are estimated to be around 15,000. Russia has a fair share of earthquakes. Three earthquakes, which occurred off the coast of Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia and the Soviet Union in 1737, 1923 and 1952, were megathrust earthquakes and caused tsunamis.They occurred where the Pacific Plate subducts under the Okhotsk Plate at the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench.The depth of the trench at the point of the earthquakes is 7,000–7,500 m. EMSC is reporting M w 6.1 at a depth of 80 km.. The largest earthquake in last 100 years was in November 4, 1952 with magnitude 9.0 in the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East. Aftershock epicenters of the Kamchatka earthquake of November 4, 1952, are distributed over an area approximately 1,030 kilometers in length by 240 kilometers in width. A Pacific-wide tsunami resulted after an 8.2 earthquake off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula on Nov. 4, 1952. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 94.7 km (58.9 miles) E of Ozernovskiy (population 2 615) and 151.4 km (94.1 miles) SSW of Vilyuchinks (population 25 204), Russia. Assuming that this distribution represents the active strain zone, the total average strain, average elastic energy, and average stress of the rocks before slip were 11.9 × 10 −5 , 1.35 × 10 2 ergs/cm. The agency is reporting a depth of 79.8 km (49 miles).
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southern Kamchatka, Russia at 01:40 UTC on July 6, 2018. Depth: 21 km According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a quake struck 88 km (55 miles) west-southwest of Nikol'skoye, located on Russia's Kamchatka. 1952-11-04 16:58:30 UTC at 16:58 November 04, 1952 UTC Location: Epicenter at 52.623, 159.779 89.2 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (55.2 miles) East Coast Of Kamchatka. 3 , and 12.6 kg/cm.