Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 28 mi south of Wosnesenski Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 19:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Gulf of Alaska, 28 mi south of Wosnesenski Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 19:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 36 km depth

Date & time: 16 Jul 2011 19:59:12 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.787°N / 161.29°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dutton (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) ESE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) ESE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) E of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) ENE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (220 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
6238 km (3876 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6238 km (3876 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: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.136 kmAlaska Peninsula (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Gulf of Alaska, 28 mi south of Wosnesenski Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, 16 July 2011 19:59 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (57 quakes):
  • 24 Dec 2011 13:43 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 2011 15:21 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15.4 km (9.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 2011 01:15 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 2011 11:04 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    38.2 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 2011 23:14 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2011 20:35 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    33.1 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2011 12:00 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    14.2 km (8.8 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2011 06:37 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 2011 20:41 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    13.9 km (8.6 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 2011 04:33 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    19.5 km (12.1 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2011 01:54 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    13.3 km (8.3 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2011 09:17 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    38.7 km (24 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Oct 2011 22:35 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    12.9 km (8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2011 12:17 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13692 km (8508 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 19 Oct 2011 01:16 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    18.4 km (11.4 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 28 mi south of Wosnesenski Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 19:59 (GMT)
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