Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 131 mi south of King Cove, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 6 February 1965 at 16:50 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 23 km depth
Date & time: 6 Feb 1965 16:50:29 UTC
Depth: 22.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.191°N / 161.859°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Roundtop (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
210 km (131 mi) S of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SSE of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SSE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) ESE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) S of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) E of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SSW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) SSW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) SSW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> 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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|M 6.3||23 km||south of Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 13 Mar 1965 07:33 UTC| M 5.7 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|33 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Details