Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 57 mi east of Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, September 14, 1932 at 08:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61°N / 148°W↗ (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61°S / 32°E↗
Nearest volcano: Drum (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NE of Whittier (pop: 214) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Girdwood (pop: 2,250) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) SE of Palmer (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) W of Valdez (pop: 3,870) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSE of Sutton-Alpine (pop: 1,450) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SE of Lakes (pop: 8,360) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ESE of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) S of Fairbanks (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||50 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 04 Jan 1933 03:59 UTC| M 6.4 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Valdez-Cordova Parish, 55 mi east of Alaska City, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, January 4, 1933 at 03:59 (GMT)