Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bering Sea, 4.3 mi east of Baby s Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on 2019-09-14 04:25:54 -09:00

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bering Sea, 4.3 mi east of Baby s Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on 2019-09-14 04:25:54 -09:00

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 77 km depth

14 Sep 13:45 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.1 to 77.2 km.
Date & time: 14 Sep 2019 13:25:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-09-14 04:25:54 -09:00
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 77.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.9769°N / 165.962°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Akutan (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) WSW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
485 km (302 mi) WSW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) SE of Saint Paul Island (pop: 532) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.472 kmFox Islands, Aleutian Islands (USA)GFZ
M 5.469 kmFox Islands, Aleutian Islands (USA)GeoAu
M 5.475 kmFox Islands, Aleutian Islands (USA)EMSC
M 5.477 km21km SW of Akutan, Alaska (USA)USGS
M 5.610 kmFox Islands, Aleutian Islands (USA)BMKG

User reports for this quake (6)

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Anchorage / not felt : Never felt it
Portland / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on a boat the Royal Viking at Akutan harbor. Been on two other boats when I felt the shutter. San Pedro harbor California, and Ohau Hawaii. It's different but I knew what it was.
Southwest Anchorage, AK (1239.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Slept through it.
Amanak island / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awake and in bed. Felt slight trembling then more abrupt shaking. No damage to report.
Akutan teacher housing. (22.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Pretty unsettling. We thought it was the ferry hitting harder than usual against the dock. My animals were concerned. Lights swinging and dishes rattling. A little hard to walk in house. (reported through our app)
39.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Sep 2019 08:51 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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