Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 40 mi west of Alaska City, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, June 13, 1933 at 22:19 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61°N / 151°W↗ (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61°S / 29°E↗
Nearest volcano: Spurr (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SE of Tyonek (pop: 171) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNE of Nikiski (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NNE of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNW of Sterling (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NNE of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) SSW 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||0 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 19 Jun 1933 18:47 UTC| M 6.0 |0 km (0 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 12 mi northwest of Fire Island, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Monday, June 19, 1933 at 18:47 (GMT)