Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - South of Alaska (USA) on Saturday, 31 August 2002 at 14:27 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 41 km depth
Date & time: 31 Aug 2002 14:27:19 UTC
Depth: 40.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.6422°N / 160.7713°W (Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dutton (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
187 km (116 mi) SE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) S of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) SE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) SE of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||41 km||south of Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.