Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Denali Parish, 3.7 mi northeast of Cantwell, Denali, Alaska, USA, on Friday, August 28, 1959 at 12:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 44 km depth
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.42°N / 148.85°W↗ (Denali, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 63.42°S / 31.15°E↗
Nearest volcano: Jumbo Dome (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) ENE of Cantwell (pop: 219) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) S of McKinley Park (pop: 185) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) S of Healy (pop: 1,020) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SSW of Badger (pop: 19,500) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Fairbanks (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) SSW of College (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) N of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) N of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NNE of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
963 km (599 mi) NW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> 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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|6.0||44 km||Central Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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