Important historic earthquakes in Russia

Last update: May 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Mar 25 20:28 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sakhalin, Russia Mar 25 15:38 4.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Odoptu - 1-2 second tremor at 02:37 am 26Mar17. Enough to wake us up, but not very violent.
  • USGS Korsakov, Russia Mar 24 22:02 4.0 338 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ust'-kamchatsk Staryy, Russia Mar 23 23:49 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Buryatiya, Russia Mar 22 14:22 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S Coast Of Chukotka, Russia Mar 22 09:04 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lake Baykal Region, Russia Mar 19 08:22 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Severo-kuril'sk, Russia Mar 19 06:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 17 05:45 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lake Baykal Region, Russia Mar 16 11:34 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 16 09:09 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 15 22:10 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tilichiki, Russia Mar 15 15:17 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Siberia, Russia Mar 15 15:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near E Coast Of Koryakia, Russia Mar 15 15:17 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 14 13:36 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 12 22:41 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ust'-kamchatsk Staryy, Russia Mar 12 19:52 4.1 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Suzun, Russia Mar 12 11:50 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southwestern Siberia, Russia Mar 12 11:50 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 12 07:13 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Petropavlovsk-kamchatskiy, Russia Mar 11 16:55 4.2 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Magadanskaya Oblast', Russia Mar 11 08:22 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 10 10:52 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near E Coast Of Koryakia, Russia Mar 06 17:30 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tilichiki, Russia Mar 06 17:30 5.2 18 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Siberia, Russia Mar 06 17:30 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 06 01:26 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tolstoy-yurt, Russia Mar 06 01:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 06 01:18 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia Region Mar 03 23:31 4.9 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 03 02:21 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Mar 01 00:42 4.9 42 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vilyuchinsk, Russia Feb 27 01:21 5.0 55 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Feb 25 18:15 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Shikotan, Russia Feb 25 09:21 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vostok, Russia Feb 25 04:39 4.6 399 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Feb 24 22:28 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Severo-kuril'sk, Russia Feb 23 09:31 4.4 58 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nordvik, Russia Feb 23 07:47 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nw Sakha, Russia Feb 23 07:47 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vostok, Russia Feb 23 05:37 4.1 367 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Primor'ye, Russia Feb 22 22:43 4.2 440 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sakhalin, Russia Feb 22 03:24 3.4 330 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ust'-kamchatsk Staryy, Russia Feb 20 19:25 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Feb 19 10:42 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Feb 17 18:07 4.5 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Feb 15 06:06 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Feb 14 16:43 4.6 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sakhalin, Russia Feb 13 03:53 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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