Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 131 mi southwest of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Monday, 14 December 1959 at 22:00 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 24 km depth
Date & time: 14 Dec 1959 22:00:56 UTC
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.232°N / 168.092°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Recheschnoi (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (59 mi) SE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) E of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||24 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Dec 1959 16:24 UTC| M 6.0 |27.3 km (17 mi) depth|20 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 mi southeast of Nikolski, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 18 December 1959 at 16:24 (GMT)