Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kenai Peninsula Parish, 50 mi northwest of Anchor Point, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, December 17, 1968 at 12:02 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 110 km depth
Depth: 109.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.146°N / 153.058°W↗ (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 60.146°S / 26.942°E↗
Nearest volcano: Iliamna (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) E of Port Alsworth (pop: 159) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) WNW of Anchor Point (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) WNW of Diamond Ridge (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Cohoe (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) WSW of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of Nikiski (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) WSW of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> 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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|6.3||110 km||Southern Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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