Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 17 mi northwest of Anchor Point, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska, USA, on 2015-12-17 22:42:29 -09:00
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 50 km depth
18 Dec 08:04 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2015-12-17 22:42:29 -09:00
Depth: 49.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.9543°N / 152.1743°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Iliamna (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) W of Happy Valley (pop: 593) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) NW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Nikiski (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
5556 km (3452 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
5556 km (3452 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NE of Augustine Island --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WNW of Pye s 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 2.9||50 km||- 27km NW of Anchor Point, Alaska||USGS|
|M 2.7||60 km||- 26km NW of Anchor Point, Alaska||USGS|
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