Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 32 mi southeast of Sitkinak Island, Kodiak Island County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 9 December 1961 at 02:15 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 23 km depth
Date & time: 9 Dec 1961 02:15:26 UTC
Depth: 22.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.278°N / 153.473°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 57.87°N/155.42°W (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Akhiok (pop: 72) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of Old Harbor (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSW of Womens Bay (pop: 719) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSW of Kodiak Station (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SSW of Kodiak (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SSW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SSW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SSW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (302 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||23 km||Kodiak Island region, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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