Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Aleutians West County, 15 mi west of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 22 April 1959 at 10:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Aleutians West County, 15 mi west of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 22 April 1959 at 10:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 51 km depth

Date & time: 22 Apr 1959 10:55:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.8°N / 166.87°W (Aleutians West County, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Makushin (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) WSW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) WSW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (276 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> 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 6.051 kmFox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)USGS
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