Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Matanuska-Susitna Parish, 34 mi northwest of Skwentna, Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, August 18, 1962 at 17:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 62.222°N / 152.32°W↗ (Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 62.222°S / 27.68°E↗
Nearest volcano: Hayes (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) WNW of Skwentna (pop: 37) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) WNW of Big Lake (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) WNW of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) WNW of Wasilla (pop: 9,280) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) WNW of Fishhook (pop: 4,680) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) WNW of Palmer (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) NNW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||30 km||Central Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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