Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Matanuska-Susitna Parish, 53 mi southeast of Denali National Park, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, August 19, 1948 at 13:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 100 km depth
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63°N / 150.5°W↗ (Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 63°S / 29.5°E↗
Nearest volcano: Jumbo Dome (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) NNW of Chase (pop: 34) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) NNW of Susitna North (pop: 1,260) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SW of Healy (pop: 1,020) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) N of Willow (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NNW of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NNW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NNW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) N of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SW of Fairbanks (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) SW of Badger (pop: 19,500) --> 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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|6.3||100 km||Central Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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