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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 40 km depth
Date & time: 13 Jan 1955 02:35:51 UTC
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.031°N / 167.613°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Okmok (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) E of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) ENE of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||40 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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