Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 43 mi southeast of Tigalda Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Sunday, 20 November 2005 at 12:53 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 20 Nov 2005 12:53:02 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.843°N / 164.093°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Westdahl (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) ESE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) E of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) SW of Chignik Lagoon (pop: 78) --> 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||Unimak Island region, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 28 Dec 2005 00:03 UTC| M 5.2 |36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth|57 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Nov 2005 15:09 UTC| M 5.7 |37.6 km (23.4 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details