Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Bering Sea, 57 mi northwest of Adak, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 3 September 1937 at 18:48 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 80 km depth
Date & time: 3 Sep 1937 18:48:12 UTC
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.5°N / 177.5°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Bobrof (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) NW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) W of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.2||80 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 10 May 1939 07:44 UTC| M 6.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|92 km (57 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bering Sea, 32 mi north of Tag s Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 10 May 1939 at 07:44 (GMT)