Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Bering Sea, 14 mi northeast of Akutan, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 19 May 1989 at 02:21 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 104 km depth
Date & time: 19 May 1989 02:21:56 UTC
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.305°N / 165.574°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Gilbert (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) WSW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) NE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) WSW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) WSW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
525 km (326 mi) WSW of Port Heiden (pop: 98) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||104 km||Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 27 Aug 1989 04:56 UTC| M 4.5 |55.2 km (34.3 mi) depth|41 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 Jul 1989 03:00 UTC| M 4.1 |200.3 km (124.5 mi) depth|79 km (49 mi) distance| USGS | Details