Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Bering Sea, 40 mi southeast of Tag s Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 3 August 1972 at 06:59 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 3 Aug 1972 06:59:46 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.033°N / 178.183°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Gareloi (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) SW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) WSW of Atka (pop: 64) --> 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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|5.6||35 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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