Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Bering Sea, 10.9 mi southeast of Amukta Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Monday, 18 March 1957 at 02:25 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 39 km depth
Date & time: 18 Mar 1957 02:25:34 UTC
Depth: 38.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.362°N / 171.106°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Amukta (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) E of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) WSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) E of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) WSW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||39 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 15 Jun 1957 18:18 UTC| M 5.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Mar 1957 11:36 UTC| M 6.0 |0 km (0 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Bering Sea, 19 mi southwest of Amukta Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 24 March 1957 at 11:36 (GMT)