Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Bering Sea, 19 mi south of Amukta Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 16 January 1959 at 01:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 50 km depth
Date & time: 16 Jan 1959 01:31:29 UTC
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.217°N / 171.173°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Amukta (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
176 km (109 mi) WSW of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) E of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) WSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) E of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) WSW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||50 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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