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Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 1.1 mi east of DesMoines, King County, Washington, USA, on Thursday, April 29, 1965 at 15:28 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 1.1 mi east of DesMoines, King County, Washington, USA, on Thursday, April 29, 1965 at 15:28 GMT Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 1.1 mi east of DesMoines, King County, Washington, USA, on Thursday, April 29, 1965 at 15:28 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 59 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 29, 1965 15:28:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.7
Depth59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude47.4°N / 122.3°W (King County, Washington, United States)
Antipode47.4°S / 57.7°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMount Rainier (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) E of DesMoines (pop: 31,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
5 km (3 mi) WNW of Kent (pop: 127,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
5 km (3 mi) WNW of Kent (pop: 127,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) SSE of Burien (pop: 50,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) N of Federal Way (pop: 95,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) SW of Renton (pop: 100,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NNW of Auburn (pop: 77,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) NNE of Tacoma (pop: 207,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) S of Seattle (pop: 684,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) NE of Olympia (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.759 kmSeattle-Tacoma urban area, Washington (USA)USGS
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