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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Central Alaska (USA) on Saturday, 27 August 1904

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake  - Central Alaska (USA) on Saturday, 27 August 1904
Date & time: Saturday, 27 August 1904 21:56 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.66°N / 148.08°W (Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Buzzard Creek (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) S of Ester (pop: 2,400)
22 km (13 mi) SW of South Van Horn (pop: 600)
26 km (16 mi) SW of College (pop: 13,000)
26 km (16 mi) SW of Fairbanks (pop: 32,300)
30 km (19 mi) SW of Badger (pop: 19,500)
33 km (21 mi) SW of Farmers Loop (pop: 4,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 27 Aug 21:56 UTCM 7.3Central Alaska (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake: Central Alaska (USA), 27 Aug 1904 21:56

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Central Alaska (USA) on Saturday, 27 August 1904
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    | Details
  • 09 Oct 1900 12:25
    | 7.9 |
    120 years ago
    891km / 553mi
    | Kodiak Island Region, Alaska (USA)
  • 02 Jun 1903 13:17
    | 6.9 |
    117 years ago
    628km / 390mi
    | Southern Alaska (USA)

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