| 13:03:55 UTC|
12.9 km (8 mi)
| 7.0 Mw|
27 May 1995
| Sakhalin, Russian Far East|
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1995 Neftegorsk earthquake Wikipedia
The 1995 Neftegorsk earthquake occurred on 27 May at 23:03:55 local time with a moment magnitude of 7.0 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The strike-slip earthquake devastated the settlement of Neftegorsk on northern Sakhalin Island in Russia. Almost 2,000 residents in the town were killed and another 750 were injured. The Belgian Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters' EM-DAT database places the total damage at $64.1 million, while the United States' National Geophysical Data Center assesses the damage at $300 million.