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Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 12:45 am (GMT -11) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 12:45 am (GMT -11) Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 12:45 am (GMT -11)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 32 km depth

11 Jan 11:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
11 Jan 11:58: Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.1 mi) towards S.
11 Jan 12:06: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 11, 2022 11:45:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 12:45 am (GMT -11)
Depth32.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude52.5015°N / 168.02°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Antipode52.502°S / 11.98°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRecheschnoi (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities75 km (46 mi) SE of Nikolski (pop: 18) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) SSW of Dutch Harbor (pop: 4,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
235 km (146 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
401 km (249 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
458 km (285 mi) SW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
470 km (292 mi) SW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 2.2°C (36 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.432 kmFox Islands, Aleutian IslandsUSGS
5.432 kmFox Islands, Aleutian IslandsRaspberryShake
5.510 kmNear AnchorageRENASS
5.510 km74 Km SE of Nikolski, AlaskaGFZ
5.419 kmFox Islands, Aleutian IslandsGeoAu


Seismic station: Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (ADK/IU network) | Distance from quake: 594 km / 369 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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