Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kenai Peninsula Parish, 0.5 mi southeast of Fritz Creek, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, November 30, 1959 at 15:18 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.73°N / 151.29°W↗ (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 59.73°S / 28.71°E↗
Nearest volcano: Iliamna (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (0 mi) SSE of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NE of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) E of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) S of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSW of Sterling (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SSW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
976 km (607 mi) WNW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||0 km||Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 26 Dec 1959 18:19 UTC| M 5.6 |45 km (28 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details