Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2 mi southwest of Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA, on Wednesday, 16 December 1953 at 04:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Date & time: 16 Dec 1953 04:32:12 UTC
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.5°N / 122.7°W (Multnomah County, Oregon, United States)
Nearest volcano: Boring Lava (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SW of Portland (pop: 632,300) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) NW of Milwaukie (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) E of Beaverton (pop: 96,600) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) NNW of Lake Oswego (pop: 38,500) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) NE of Tigard (pop: 51,300) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) E of Aloha (pop: 49,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) S of Vancouver (Washington) (pop: 172,900) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Gresham (pop: 110,600) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) E of Hillsboro (pop: 102,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Salem (pop: 164,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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