Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Bering Sea, 18 mi south of Breed Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 13 January 1955 at 02:03 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 18 km depth
Date & time: 13 Jan 1955 02:03:48 UTC
Depth: 17.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.141°N / 167.701°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Okmok (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (50 mi) ENE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
525 km (327 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||18 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 13 Jan 1955 02:35 UTC| M 6.5 |40 km (24.9 mi) depth|14 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Bering Sea, 27 mi south of Breed Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 13 January 1955 at 02:35 (GMT)