Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 28 mi southeast of Sitkinak Island, Kodiak Island County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 1 September 1960 at 15:37 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 22 km depth
Date & time: 1 Sep 1960 15:37:18 UTC
Depth: 21.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.239°N / 153.671°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 57.87°N/155.42°W (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Akhiok (pop: 72) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) S of Old Harbor (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SSW of Womens Bay (pop: 719) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Kodiak Station (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) SSW of Kodiak (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) SSW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) SSW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SSW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) ENE of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) SSW of Lowell Point (pop: 2,790) --> 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 6.0||22 km||Kodiak Island region, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 31 Jan 1961 00:48 UTC| M 6.1 |28.8 km (17.9 mi) depth|41 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 52 mi southeast of Tugidak Island, Kodiak Island County, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, 31 January 1961 at 00:48 (GMT)