Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 101 mi south of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 12 July 1950 at 11:09 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 12 Jul 1950 11:09:15 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.466°N / 167.192°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Recheschnoi (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) ESE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
553 km (343 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||15 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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