Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Bering Sea, 20 mi southeast of Tag s Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, 6 June 1972 at 02:19 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 48 km depth
Date & time: 6 Jun 1972 02:19:42 UTC
Depth: 47.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.341°N / 178.26°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Tanaga (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) WSW of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.5||48 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 03 Aug 1972 04:40 UTC| M 6.4 |33.5 km (20.8 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bering Sea, 34 mi southeast of Tag s Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 3 August 1972 at 04:40 (GMT)