Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kenai Peninsula Parish, 19 mi northeast of Fox River, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Friday, October 11, 1940 at 07:53 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60°N / 150.5°W↗ (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 60°S / 29.5°E↗
Nearest volcano: Redoubt (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Fox River (pop: 685) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NE of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) W of Seward (pop: 2,790) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SSE of Sterling (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SSE of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NE of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SE of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) SSW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
934 km (580 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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