Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Bering Sea, USA, on Monday, 20 March 1972 at 23:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 20 Mar 1972 23:31:49 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.277°N / 179.233°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Gareloi (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
192 km (119 mi) WSW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (225 mi) WSW of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.9||35 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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