Important historic earthquakes in Russia

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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Vostok, Russia Sep 17 04:53 4.5 156 MAP
USGS Ust'-kamchatsk Staryy, Russia Sep 17 02:07 4.3 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Severo-kuril'sk, Russia Sep 15 15:40 5.4 52 MAP
USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Sep 15 02:58 4.5 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Okha, Russia Sep 12 05:50 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sakhalin, Russia Sep 12 05:49 4.7 10 MAP
USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Sep 12 00:28 5.0 112 MAP
EMSC Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Sep 09 20:28 4.9 138 MAP
USGS Ozernovskiy, Russia Sep 09 20:28 4.9 143 MAP
GEOFON Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Sep 09 20:28 4.8 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Palana, Russia Sep 05 17:12 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Sep 05 17:12 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Sep 05 17:12 4.6 10 MAP
EMSC Ural Mountains Region, Russia Sep 05 07:27 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ural Mountains Region, Russia Sep 05 07:27 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ural Mountains Region, Russia Sep 04 22:58 5.4 10 MAP
GEOFON Ural Mountains Region, Russia Sep 04 22:58 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Катав-Ивановск - Strong shaking
  • EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Sep 04 19:02 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Sep 03 19:38 4.7 238 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paratunka, Russia Sep 03 19:37 4.7 240 MAP
    GEOFON Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Sep 03 19:37 4.8 240 MAP
    USGS Vostok, Russia Sep 03 18:54 4.0 290 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Buryatiya, Russia Sep 01 12:26 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Buryatiya, Russia Aug 29 15:25 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Buryatiya, Russia Aug 29 00:18 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 28 06:12 4.5 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 28 01:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Severo-kuril'sk, Russia Aug 27 15:40 4.6 27 MAP
    EMSC Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Aug 27 03:19 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palana, Russia Aug 27 03:19 5.4 10 MAP
    GEOFON Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Aug 27 03:19 5.0 10 MAP
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 26 23:10 4.6 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 26 08:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 26 07:59 4.6 32 MAP
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 26 05:57 5.1 7 MAP
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 25 18:56 4.5 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 25 18:25 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Buryatiya, Russia Aug 25 17:52 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 25 07:45 3.0 1 MAP
    USGS Ust'-kamchatsk Staryy, Russia Aug 23 07:47 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Siberia, Russia Aug 19 02:07 4.5 627 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 18 16:41 4.7 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 18 03:48 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 18 01:03 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vostok, Russia Aug 16 14:22 4.4 543 MAP
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 16 03:52 4.9 2 MAP
    USGS Nikol'skoye, Russia Aug 15 11:12 4.3 35 MAP
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Aug 13 21:46 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Severo-kuril'sk, Russia Aug 12 22:41 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Shikotan, Russia Aug 12 10:21 4.4 109 MAP

    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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