Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake - Valdez-Cordova Parish, 23 mi west of Valdez, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, June 2, 1934 at 16:45 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.25°N / 147°W↗ (Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61.25°S / 33°E↗
Nearest volcano: Drum (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Valdez (pop: 3,870) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NW of Cordova (pop: 2,200) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ESE of Palmer (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) ESE of Fishhook (pop: 4,680) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) ESE of Wasilla (pop: 9,280) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) E of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) E of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) E of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
775 km (482 mi) WNW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> 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)
- 02 Aug 1934 07:13 UTC| M 6.0 |0 km (0 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Matanuska-Susitna Parish, 82 mi east of Alaska City, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, August 2, 1934 at 07:13 (GMT)