Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Alaska Peninsula (USA) on Wednesday, 2 January 1985 at 05:32 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Alaska Peninsula (USA) on Wednesday, 2 January 1985 at 05:32 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 2 Jan 1985 05:32:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 33.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.428°N / 157.835°W (Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Veniaminof (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSE of Chignik (pop: 87) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SSE of Port Heiden (pop: 98) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ESE of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) E of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) SW of Kodiak (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
6007 km (3733 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6007 km (3733 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.033 kmAlaska Peninsula (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Alaska Peninsula (USA) 2 January 1985 05:32 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 24 Apr 1985 22:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Alaska Peninsula (USA) on Wednesday, 2 January 1985 at 05:32 (GMT)
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