Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 42 mi south of Sitkinak Island, Kodiak Island County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 22 January 1966 at 14:27 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 22 Jan 1966 14:27:09 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.956°N / 153.942°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Kialagvik (221 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) S of Akhiok (pop: 72) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SSW of Old Harbor (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSW of Womens Bay (pop: 719) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SSW of Kodiak Station (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SSW of Port Lions (pop: 197) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSW of Kodiak (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) ENE of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SSW of Homer (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) SSW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) SSW of Fritz Creek (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||20 km||south of Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 06 Apr 1966 22:28 UTC| M 5.6 |26.2 km (16.3 mi) depth|63 km (39 mi) distance| USGS | Details