Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 55 mi southeast of Pye s Island, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 28 March 1964 at 07:10 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 55 mi southeast of Pye s Island, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 28 March 1964 at 07:10 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 28 Mar 1964 07:10:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.784°N / 149.391°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Douglas (239 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (86 mi) SE of Halibut Cove (pop: 76) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) S of Seward (pop: 2,790) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SE of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NE of Kodiak (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SSE of Sterling (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SSE of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) SSE of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) S of Anchorage (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) S of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) S of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.420 kmGulf of Alaska (USA)USGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 24 Aug 1964 21:56 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    18.6 km (11.6 mi) depth
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1964 19:08 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    22.5 km (14 mi) depth
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1964 11:41 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    21.5 km (13.4 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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