Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Aleutians West County, 32 mi southwest of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 24 July 1938 at 13:12 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 50 km depth
Date & time: 24 Jul 1938 13:12:13 UTC
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.5°N / 167°W (Aleutians West County, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Makushin (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) SW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ENE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) WSW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> 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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|M 6.3||50 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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