Information message about a strong earthquake East of the Kuril Islands on March 25, 2020

The earthquake (very strong at the epicenter, with an intensity of M = 7.5 on the ShSI-17 scale) occurred on March 25, 2020 at 02:49 GMT (05:49 Moscow time) East of the Kuril Islands.

Parameters of the earthquake have been determined in the Alert Service (AS) of Information Processing Center (IPC) of Geophysical Survey of RAS in Obninsk with station data obtained from digital and analog seismic stations of Russia, countries of CIS and from abroad. Alert message on this earthquake has been delivered in 11 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 20 stations, accurate processing - with data from 60.

The red marker on the map is the epicenter of the earthquake, it's origin was east off the Kuril Islands, at a depth of 60 km, 218 km S-SE off Severo-Kurilsk and 475 km S-SW off Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 02:49:21.0 48.99 157.63 60.0 60 7.5/27 7.2/28 8 90 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 02:49:08.8 48.39 158.15 10.0 20 6.9/14 9.5-10 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 02:49:20.7 48.99 157.72 60.0 520 Mw 7.6 38 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 02:49:21.3 48.99 157.69 56.6 146 Mw 7.5/35 7.1/99 39 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service
5 02:49:17.7 48.93 157.89 79.0 7.1 KAGSR(Preliminary)
Kamchatka Regional Seismological Centre, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Geophysical Survey, Russian Academy of Sciences
6 02;49:20.0 49.14 158.2 45.0 7.7 KAGSR(Verified)
Kamchatka Regional Seismological Centre, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Geophysical Survey, Russian Academy of Sciences