Girish Mahajan

1995 Neftegorsk earthquake

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Origin time  13:03:55 UTC
Depth  12.9 km (8 mi)
Total damage  $64.1–300 million
Magnitude  7.0 Mw
Type  Strike-slip
Date  27 May 1995
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Areas affected  Sakhalin, Russian Far East
Similar  1952 Severo‑Kurilsk tsunami, 1948 Ashgabat earthquake, 1988 Armenian earthquake, Kamchatka earthquakes, 1995 Palo Verde - Arizona d

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.

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1995 Neftegorsk earthquake Wikipedia


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