Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Bering Sea, 22 mi southeast of Egg Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 13 March 1957 at 19:59 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 50 km depth
Date & time: 13 Mar 1957 19:59:31 UTC
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.664°N / 165.637°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Akutan (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) S of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
485 km (302 mi) WSW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> 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||50 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 11 Jun 1957 04:04 UTC| M 5.5 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|68 km (43 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Mar 1957 14:21 UTC| M 7.1 |46.6 km (29 mi) depth|15 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Bering Sea, 13 mi southeast of Egg Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 22 March 1957 at 14:21 (GMT)
- 17 Mar 1957 22:44 UTC| M 6.4 |45 km (28 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bering Sea, 18 mi south of Avatanak Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 17 March 1957 at 22:44 (GMT)