Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 41 mi southeast of Herbert Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 24 July 1958 at 13:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 24 Jul 1958 13:08:10 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.254°N / 169.572°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Herbert (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) SW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) E of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||35 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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