Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Alaska Peninsula (USA) on Tuesday, 2 October 2007 at 18:00 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Alaska Peninsula (USA) on Tuesday, 2 October 2007 at 18:00 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 2 Oct 2007 18:00:06 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.511°N / 161.708°W (Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dutton (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) SSE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ESE of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) S of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) E of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
6275 km (3899 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6275 km (3899 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.332 kmAlaska Peninsula (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Alaska Peninsula (USA) 2 October 2007 18:00 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 29 Mar 2008 21:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    45.6 km (28.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 2007 15:23 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    43.2 km (26.8 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2007 20:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    42.2 km (26.2 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2007 20:57 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2007 18:03 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    47.3 km (29.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Alaska Peninsula (USA) on Tuesday, 2 October 2007 at 18:00 (GMT)

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