Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 16 mi southwest of Shumagin s Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, 16 June 1953 at 19:48 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 51 km depth
Date & time: 16 Jun 1953 19:48:26 UTC
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.967°N / 160.382°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dana (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) S of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) E of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) E of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) SW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (153 mi) SSW of Port Heiden (pop: 98) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) ENE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||51 km||Alaska Peninsula (USA)||USGS|
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