Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 8.9 mi southwest of Shumagin s Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 26 December 1969 at 00:18 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 40 km depth
Date & time: 26 Dec 1969 00:18:24 UTC
Depth: 39.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.109°N / 160.395°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dana (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SSE of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) E of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SSW of Port Heiden (pop: 98) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) ENE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||40 km||Alaska Peninsula (USA)||USGS|
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