Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Bering Sea, 51 mi south of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 8 June 1958 at 00:38 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 8 Jun 1958 00:38:57 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.176°N / 166.914°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Makushin (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ENE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||35 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 12 Jun 1958 21:34 UTC| M 5.5 |200 km (124.3 mi) depth|48 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Details