Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Bering Sea, 3.4 mi southeast of Rootok Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 27 July 1944 at 00:04 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake  - Bering Sea, 3.4 mi southeast of Rootok Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 27 July 1944 at 00:04 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 70 km depth

Date & time: 27 Jul 1944 00:04:23 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54°N / 165.5°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Gilbert (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (15 mi) SE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) ENE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
6524 km (4054 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6524 km (4054 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.170 kmFox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake Bering Sea, 3.4 mi southeast of Rootok Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, 27 July 1944 00:04 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 06 Apr 1946 04:52 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    141 km (88 mi) distance
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  • 04 Apr 1946 21:25 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1946 08:58 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1946 16:30 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1946 14:27 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    152 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1946 04:13 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Apr 1946 18:57 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Apr 1946 16:59 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Apr 1946 12:55 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Bering Sea, 3.4 mi southeast of Rootok Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 27 July 1944 at 00:04 (GMT)
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