The 1995 Neftegorsk earthquake occurred on May 27 at 23:03 local time with a moment magnitude of 7.1 that devastated the settlement of Neftegorsk on northern Sakhalin Island in Russia. Neftegorsk was nearly completely destroyed, and almost 2,000 of the 3,176 residents in the town were killed. The shock was the result of 40 km (25 mi) of right-lateral slip (breaking south to north) with the rupture passing right under Neftegorsk.
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