Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 52 mi south of Sanak Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 8 October 1988 at 02:19 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 8 Oct 1988 02:19:37 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.702°N / 163.067°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Isanotski (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) S of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (103 mi) S of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) ESE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) E of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SSW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) SW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) SW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||33 km||Unimak Island region, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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