Mag. 2.3 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 7.5 mi northeast of Augustine Island, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska, USA, on 2015-12-20 23:52:01 -09:00
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Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 99 km depth
21 Dec 09:48 UTC: First to report: USGS after 56 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2015-12-20 23:52:01 -09:00
Depth: 98.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.416°N / 153.2578°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Augustine (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) SE of Pedro Bay (pop: 42) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SW of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SW of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NNW of Kodiak (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
5627 km (3496 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
5627 km (3496 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) ENE of Augustine Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||99 km||- 90km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska||USGS|
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