Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Anchorage Parish, 13 mi east of Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, October 21, 1962 at 02:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 71 km depth
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.39°N / 149.21°W↗ (Anchorage, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 61.39°S / 30.79°E↗
Nearest volcano: Spurr (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) WSW of Knik River (pop: 744) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Palmer (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSE of Wasilla (pop: 9,280) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ESE of Knik-Fairview (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) S of Fishhook (pop: 4,680) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Big Lake (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
892 km (555 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||71 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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