Information message about a strong earthquake in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Kamchatka on March 16, 2021.

A strong earthquake (strong at the epicenter on the SHSI-17 scale) with M = 6.7 occurred on March 16, 2021 at 18:38 GMT (21:38 Moscow time) in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Kamchatka.

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 9 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 11 stations, accurate processing - with data from 58.

The red marker on the map is the epicenter of the earthquake, the origin was in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Kamchatka, at a depth of 60 km, 173 km S-SE of Ust-Kamchatsk, 235 km SE of Klyuchi and 359 km NE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 18:38:26.0 54.73 163.3 60.0 58 6.7/21 6.6/28 6.5-7 161 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 18:38:28.3 54.68 162.66 100.0 11 6.4/8 5-5.5 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 18:38:23.0 54.81 163.14 20.0 405 Mw 6.6 18 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 18:38:22.9 54.7 163.21 22.1 148 Mw 6.6/36 6.4/99 21 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service
5 18:38:21.3 54.63 163.31 61.0 Ml 6.5 KAGSR
Kamchatka Regional Seismological Centre, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Geophysical Survey, Russian Academy of Sciences