Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Bering Sea, 20 mi southeast of Tannaga Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Monday, 10 June 1996 at 04:03 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Bering Sea, 20 mi southeast of Tannaga Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Monday, 10 June 1996 at 04:03 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 10 Jun 1996 04:03:35 UTC
Magnitude: 7.9
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.564°N / 177.632°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Bobrof (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) WSW of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 7.933 kmAndreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (79 quakes):
  • 24 Feb 1998 21:08 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    383 km (238 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 1998 02:30 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (123 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 1998 19:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    203 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 1997 21:18 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    249 km (155 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1997 11:45 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    238 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1997 04:38 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    246 km (153 mi) distance
    | USGS | Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Bering Sea, USA, on Wednesday, 17 December 1997 at 04:38 (GMT)
  • 10 Dec 1997 11:12 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1997 05:04 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    50.9 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 1997 04:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    290 km (180 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 1997 03:11 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bering Sea, 25 mi south of Tannaga Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, 15 October 1997 at 03:11 (GMT)
  • 03 Oct 1997 22:05 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    62.3 km (38.7 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 1997 01:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    289 km (180 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 1997 09:18 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 1997 12:11 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 1997 11:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 1997 07:24 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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