Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Bering Sea, 12 mi south of Kagalaska Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, 26 December 1972 at 22:03 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 53 km depth
Date & time: 26 Dec 1972 22:03:43 UTC
Depth: 52.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.633°N / 176.308°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Adagdak (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SE of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 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||53 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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