Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 136 mi south of Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 12 January 1946 at 20:25 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 12 Jan 1946 20:25:40 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.343°N / 148.724°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) SSE of Seward (pop: 2,790) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) E of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SE of Sterling (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SE of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SE of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) SSE of Anchorage (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SSE of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SSE of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SSE of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||20 km||Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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