Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 mi southeast of Breed Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 9 January 1957 at 07:53 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 9 Jan 1957 07:53:02 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.801°N / 167.416°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Okmok (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) E of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (333 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||25 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 24 May 1957 03:36 UTC| M 6.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Bering Sea, 21 mi southeast of Breed Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 24 May 1957 at 03:36 (GMT)
- 25 Mar 1957 00:39 UTC| M 6.0 |0 km (0 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 54 mi southeast of Breed Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Monday, 25 March 1957 at 00:39 (GMT)
- 15 Mar 1957 02:52 UTC| M 6.4 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 81 mi south of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 15 March 1957 at 02:52 (GMT)