Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Valdez-Cordova Parish, 82 mi east of Alaska City, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, January 31, 1912 at 20:11 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 80 km depth
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61°N / 147.5°W↗ (Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61°S / 32.5°E↗
Nearest volcano: Drum (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) WNW of Tatitlek (pop: 88) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Valdez (pop: 3,870) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) E of Girdwood (pop: 2,250) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SE of Palmer (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) ESE of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) ESE of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ESE of Wasilla (pop: 9,280) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) ESE of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) E of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
792 km (492 mi) WNW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||80 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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