Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Bering Sea, USA, on Friday, 6 April 1973 at 01:46 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 50 km depth
Date & time: 6 Apr 1973 01:46:18 UTC
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.416°N / 178.438°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Gareloi (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) WSW 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: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||50 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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