Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bering Sea, 32 mi west of Amatignak Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2:38 am (GMT -10)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bering Sea, 32 mi west of Amatignak Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 2:38 am (GMT -10)

- Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Bering Sea, 32 mi west of Amatignak Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 2:38 am (GMT -10)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 17 km depth

3 Jan 12:47 UTC: First to report: USGS after 9 minutes.
3 Jan 12:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 17.1 km (from 26 to 10.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 34 km (21 mi) towards N.
8 Jan 02:00: Now using data updates from USGS
Date & time: 3 Jan 2021 12:38:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 2:38 am (GMT -10)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 17.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.1851°N / 179.8389°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Semisopochnoi (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
235 km (146 mi) WSW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (251 mi) WSW of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
7518 km (4672 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7518 km (4672 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) W of Amatignak Island --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (164 mi) WSW of Tannak Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.117 km235 Km WSW of Adak, Alaska, USAUSGS
M 6.025 kmAndreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, USAGFZ
M 6.128 kmANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., USAEMSC
M 6.051 kmAndreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, USAGeoAu
M 5.8175 kmAndreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, USABMKG
M 6.117 km235 Km WSW of Adak, Alaska, USAUSGS
M 5.840 kmAndreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USANIEP

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Telford (8464.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Russia, Derbent / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Bering Sea, 32 mi west of Amatignak Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, 3 Jan 2021 2:38 am (GMT -10)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Jan 2021 03:22 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    38.1 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jan 2021 03:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bering Sea, 32 mi west of Amatignak Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 2:38 am (GMT -10)

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