Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Matanuska-Susitna Parish, 15 mi north of Willow, Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, May 10, 1962 at 00:03 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 82 km depth
Depth: 82.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.96°N / 150.11°W↗ (Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61.96°S / 29.89°E↗
Nearest volcano: Hayes (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) N of Willow (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Houston (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NW of Meadow Lakes (pop: 7,570) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) N of Big Lake (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NNW of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NW of Lakes (pop: 8,360) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) N of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
956 km (594 mi) WNW of Juneau (pop: 32,800) --> 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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|6.0||82 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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