Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 21 mi south of Wosnesenski Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 13 May 1960 at 16:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 44 km depth
Date & time: 13 May 1960 16:07:19 UTC
Depth: 44.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.898°N / 161.262°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Pavlof (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) ESE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) S of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) E of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (144 mi) SW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) ENE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||44 km||Alaska Peninsula (USA)||USGS|
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