Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Bering Sea, 31 mi south of Peter Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Thursday, 31 October 1985 at 19:33 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 31 Oct 1985 19:33:06 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.249°N / 166.936°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Makushin (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ENE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||30 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 02 Nov 1985 09:11 UTC| M 3.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 31 Oct 1985 22:29 UTC| M 4.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details