Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 15 mi southeast of Shumagin s Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Monday, 17 May 1993 at 06:06 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 17 May 1993 06:06:12 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.981°N / 160.038°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Stepovak Bay 1 (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) SE of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SSW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SE of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) E of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SSW of Port Heiden (pop: 98) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) ENE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||33 km||Alaska Peninsula (USA)||USGS|
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- 25 May 1993 23:16 UTC| M 6.2 |36.8 km (22.9 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 22 mi south of Sand Point, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, 25 May 1993 at 23:16 (GMT)