Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Valdez-Cordova Parish, 32 mi northwest of Valdez, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, March 3, 1954 at 20:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 56 km depth
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.54°N / 146.78°W↗ (Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61.54°S / 33.22°E↗
Nearest volcano: Drum (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Eureka Roadhouse (pop: 29) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Valdez (pop: 3,870) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) E of Palmer (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) E of Lakes (pop: 8,360) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Meadow Lakes (pop: 7,570) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) ENE of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
776 km (482 mi) WNW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> 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||56 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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