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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.5°N / 147.5°W↗ (Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61.5°S / 32.5°E↗
Nearest volcano: Drum (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Glacier View (pop: 234) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Sutton-Alpine (pop: 1,450) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NW of Valdez (pop: 3,870) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) E of Palmer (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) ESE of Fishhook (pop: 4,680) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) E of Lakes (pop: 8,360) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) ENE of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) ENE of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ENE of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
810 km (503 mi) WNW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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