Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 3.7 mi north of Chernabura Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 26 October 1985 at 15:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 3.7 mi north of Chernabura Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 26 October 1985 at 15:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 26 Oct 1985 15:59:36 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.838°N / 159.534°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Stepovak Bay 1 (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) SE of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) S of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SSW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SE of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) E of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) E of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) ENE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (334 mi) SW of Kodiak Station (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.433 kmsouth of Alaska (USA)USGS
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