Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, USA, on Tuesday, 20 August 2002 at 12:57 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 22 km depth
Date & time: 20 Aug 2002 12:57:11 UTC
Depth: 22.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.253°N / 161.277°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dutton (223 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
226 km (140 mi) SE of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||22 km||south of Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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