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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Date & time: 25 Mar 1957 00:39:28 UTC
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.79°N / 167.02°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Okmok (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) E of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SSW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (318 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
519 km (322 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> 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||km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 24 May 1957 03:36 UTC| M 6.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|54 km (34 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)
- 29 Mar 1957 05:10 UTC| M 6.8 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Bering Sea, 27 mi south of Peter Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 29 March 1957 at 05:10 (GMT)