Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 29 mi northeast of Augustine Island, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska, USA, on 2015-08-17 15:34:48 -08:00
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 90 km depth
18 Aug 01:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2015-08-17 15:34:48 -08:00
Depth: 90.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.5382°N / 152.7085°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Augustine (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) WNW of Nanwalek (pop: 254) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WSW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) W of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SW of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) SW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) SW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) SW of Eagle River (Anchorage County) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
5594 km (3476 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
5594 km (3476 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ENE of Augustine Island --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Shaw Island --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNW of Ushagat Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.2||87 km||SOUTHERN ALASKA||EMSC|
|M 3.2||87 km||- 55km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska||USGS|
|M 2.9||90 km||- 55km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska||USGS|
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