Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Bering Sea, USA, on Monday, 16 April 1973 at 14:48 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in the US| Alaska | Alaska
Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 54 km depth
Date & time: 16 Apr 1973 14:48:02 UTC
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.123°N / 178.829°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Gareloi (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
173 km (108 mi) WSW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|5.5||54 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.