Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Bering Sea, 29 mi south of Chuginadak Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 28 January 1967 at 13:53 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 28 Jan 1967 13:53:00 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.45°N / 169.603°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Tana (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) SW of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) SW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) E of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||35 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 06 Jul 1967 13:42 UTC| M 6.1 |27.3 km (17 mi) depth|96 km (60 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 39 mi southeast of Nikolski, Aleutians West (CA) County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 6 July 1967 at 13:42 (GMT)
- 28 Jan 1967 17:42 UTC| M 5.8 |39.9 km (24.8 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Jan 1967 16:31 UTC| M 5.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details