Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - South of Alaska (USA) on Friday, 31 May 2002 at 12:03 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 31 May 2002 12:03:25 UTC
Depth: 15.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.5578°N / 160.9929°W (Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dutton (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) SSE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) S of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) SSE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) SE of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||15 km||south of Alaska (USA)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.