Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 41 mi northwest of Skwentna, Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, August 18, 1962 at 16:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 46 km depth
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 62.26°N / 152.54°W↗ (Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 62.26°S / 27.46°E↗
Nearest volcano: Hayes (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Skwentna (pop: 37) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) W of Susitna North (pop: 1,260) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WNW of Willow (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) WNW of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) WNW of Wasilla (pop: 9,280) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) NW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SW of Fairbanks (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) SW of Badger (pop: 19,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||46 km||Central Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 18 Aug 1962 17:46 UTC| M 5.6 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|12 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details