Great magnitude 8.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 3968 mi northwest of Washington DC, Washington County, District of Columbia, USA, on Monday, 1 April 1946 at 12:29 (GMT)

Great magnitude 8.6 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 3968 mi northwest of Washington DC, Washington County, District of Columbia, USA, on Monday, 1 April 1946 at 12:29 (GMT)

Great magnitude 8.6 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 1 Apr 1946 12:29:01 UTC
Magnitude: 8.6
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.492°N / 162.832°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Isanotski (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) SSE of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) S of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) S of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ESE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) E of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) SSW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
6385 km (3968 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6385 km (3968 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: 5 x 1017 joules (1.4 x 105 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 108 tons of TNT or 7486.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 8.615 km1946 Aleutian Islands (Unimak Island) Earthquake, Alaska (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 8.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 3968 mi northwest of Washington DC, Washington County, District of Columbia, USA, 1 April 1946 12:29 GMT

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Great magnitude 8.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 3968 mi northwest of Washington DC, Washington County, District of Columbia, USA, on Monday, 1 April 1946 at 12:29 (GMT)
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