Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Bering Sea, 44 mi southwest of Adak, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 2 May 1971 at 06:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Bering Sea, 44 mi southwest of Adak, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 2 May 1971 at 06:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 24 km depth

Date & time: 2 May 1971 06:08:27 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 24.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.396°N / 177.318°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Bobrof (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) SW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) WSW of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 7.024 kmAndreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 29 Apr 1973 04:55 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 1973 14:48 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Apr 1973 19:01 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    217 km (134.8 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Apr 1973 01:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 1973 09:30 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1973 16:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 1973 20:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 1973 11:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1973 19:53 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 1973 19:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1973 13:36 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1973 01:00 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 1973 17:07 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 1972 22:03 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    52.9 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Aug 1972 09:42 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 1972 07:03 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 1972 06:59 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 1972 04:40 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    33.5 km (20.8 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bering Sea, 34 mi southeast of Tag s Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 3 August 1972 at 04:40 (GMT)
  • 06 Jun 1972 02:19 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    47.5 km (29.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 1972 23:31 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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