List of earthquakes in Russia

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The largest Russian earthquakes (≥ 8.0 M) since the 1950s.

Earthquakes in Russia have occasionally been damaging and deadly.

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Some of the largest Russian earthquakes since the latter half of the 20th century are the 1952 and 1959 earthquakes in the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the 1958/1963 and 2006/2007 earthquakes in the Kuril Islands, all of which were ≥ 8.0 M. See also the Kuril–Kamchatka Trench.

Earthquakes[edit]

Date Region Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Total damage / notes
2013-05-24 Okhotsk Sea 8.3 Mw V Significant in seismology
2008-10-11 North Caucasus 5.8 Mw VIII 13 116
2008-08-27 Lake Baikal 6.3 Mw VIII Minor damage [1]
2007-08-02 Tatar Strait 6.2 Mw VIII 2 12 Tsunami [2]
2007-01-13 Kuril Islands 8.1 Mw VI Tsunami
2006-11-15 Kuril Islands 8.3 Mw IV 1 Tsunami
2006-04-21 Kamchatka 7.6 Mw X 40 $55 million
2003-09-27 Altai Republic 7.3 Mw X 3 5 $10.6–33 million
1997-12-05 Kamchatka 7.7 Mw VII
1995-05-27 Sakhalin 7.0 Ms IX 1989 750 $64.1–300 million
1994-10-04 Kuril Islands 8.3 Mw 12 1000+ Tsunami
1963-10-20 Kuril Islands 7.8 Mw Tsunami
1963-10-13 Kuril Islands 8.5 Mw IX Tsunami
1959-05-04 Kamchatka 8.0 Ms VIII 1 13 Tsunami
1958-11-06 Kuril Islands 8.3 Mw [3]
1952-11-05 Kamchatka 9.0 Mw XI 2,336
1923-02-03 Kamchatka 8.4 Ms XI 3
1911-01-03 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan 7.7 Mw X 452 Severe damage
1907-10-21 Uzbekistan, Tajikistan 7.4 Ms IX 12,000–15,000
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ USGS. "M 6.3 - Lake Baykal region, Russia". United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ USGS. "M 6.2 - Tatar Strait, Russia". United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "M 8.3 - Kuril Islands". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 12, 2018.