Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 32 mi east of Cherni Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, 15 October 2002 at 18:58 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 1 km depth
Date & time: 15 Oct 2002 18:58:20 UTC
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.506°N / 161.594°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Dutton (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) ESE of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) S of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SW of Chignik Lake (pop: 73) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||1 km||Alaska Peninsula (USA)||USGS|
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