Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 16 mi northwest of Nanwalek, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Monday, June 24, 1963 at 04:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 45 km depth
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.499°N / 152.28°W↗ (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 59.499°S / 27.72°E↗
Nearest volcano: Augustine (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) NW of Nanwalek (pop: 254) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSW of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SSW of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) SW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) SW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||45 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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