Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 1:39 am (GMT -11) -

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 1:39 am (GMT -11) Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USA, on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 1:39 am (GMT -11)

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 11 km depth

11 Jan 12:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
11 Jan 12:50: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.5. Epicenter location corrected by 5.8 km (3.6 mi) towards SE.
... [show all] ...
11 Jan 13:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.6 to 11.2 km (from 9.7 to 7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 11, 2022 12:39:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 11, 2022 at 1:39 am (GMT -11)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.6
Depth11.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude52.6047°N / 168.155°W (North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, United States)
Antipode52.605°S / 11.845°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRecheschnoi (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities60 km (37 mi) SE of Nikolski (pop: 18) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (110 mi) SW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) SW of Dutch Harbor (pop: 4,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
232 km (144 mi) SW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
400 km (248 mi) SW of False Pass (pop: 40) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
457 km (284 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°C (36 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 13 m/s (25 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.611 km60 Km SE of Nikolski, AlaskaUSGS
6.516 kmFOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDSEMSC
6.69.7 kmFox Islands, Aleutian IslandsGeoAu
6.110 kmNear AnchorageRENASS
6.611 kmFox Islands, Aleutian IslandsRaspberryShake
6.410 km71 Km SE of Nikolski, AlaskaGFZ

Seismograms

Seismic station: Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (ADK/IU network) | Distance from quake: 586 km / 364 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
Show more

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.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Jul 2, 1965 20:58
57 years ago
7.8

45 km
51km / 32mi28 mi S of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 7, 1929 01:34
94 years ago
7.8

15 km
224km / 139miUSAMore
Apr 18, 1916 04:01
107 years ago
7.4

170 km
143km / 89mi16 mi NW of Uliaga Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Sep 8, 1909 16:49
113 years ago
7.4

90 km
58km / 36mi35 mi S of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Sep 15, 1905 06:02
117 years ago
7.4

0 km
232km / 144miAlaska, USAMore
Jun 24, 2011 03:09
11 years ago
7.3

52 km
258km / 160mi33 mi SE of Seguam Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 22, 1957 14:21
66 years ago
7.1

47 km
206km / 128mi13 mi SE of Egg Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 11, 1957 09:58
66 years ago
7.1

35 km
71km / 44mi22 mi SW of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 27, 1944 00:04
78 years ago
7.1

70 km
235km / 146miRootok Island, 15 mi SE of Akutan, Aleutians East, Alaska, USAMore
Dec 31, 1901 09:02
121 years ago
7.1

0 km
234km / 146miAlaska, USAMore
Jan 1, 1902 05:20
121 years ago
7.0

0 km
54km / 33mi72 mi S of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 27, 2015 04:49
7 years ago
6.9

21 km
101km / 63miNorth Pacific Ocean, 53 mi SW of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Sep 2, 2011 10:55
11 years ago
6.9

32 km
246km / 153mi29 mi SW of Amukta Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Feb 27, 1987 08:31
36 years ago
6.9

10 km
112km / 70miAleutians West Parish, 23 mi E of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 24, 1980 03:59
43 years ago
6.9

33 km
52km / 32mi30 mi S of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 7, 1966 02:13
56 years ago
6.9

20 km
318km / 198mi308 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 9, 1957 20:39
66 years ago
6.9

25 km
98km / 61mi50 mi SW of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Sep 9, 1942 01:25
80 years ago
6.9

80 km
181km / 112mi23 mi SE of Sedanka Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 22, 1940 03:27
82 years ago
6.9

15 km
177km / 110mi113 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 23, 1935 07:24
88 years ago
6.9

35 km
86km / 54mi33 mi SE of Chuginadak Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 22, 1933 20:55
89 years ago
6.9

30 km
67km / 42mi25 mi SW of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 11, 2022 11:35
47 weeks ago
6.8

22 km
17km / 11miNorth Pacific Ocean, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 5, 1987 12:11
36 years ago
6.8

33 km
85km / 53mi33 mi SE of Chuginadak Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 28, 1967 13:53
56 years ago
6.8

35 km
99km / 62mi29 mi S of Chuginadak Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 29, 1965 08:29
57 years ago
6.8

21 km
276km / 172mi280 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Nov 13, 1960 09:20
62 years ago
6.8

22 km
158km / 98mi206 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 29, 1957 05:10
66 years ago
6.8

25 km
113km / 70mi27 mi S of Peter Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 27, 2015 04:55
7 years ago
6.7

40 km
88km / 55miNorth Pacific Ocean, 160 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 18, 2010 05:56
12 years ago
6.7

14 km
118km / 73miChuginadak Island, 41 mi W of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Feb 19, 2003 03:32
20 years ago
6.6

19 km
261km / 162mi35 mi SE of Tigalda Island, Aleutians East, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 28, 1999 08:10
24 years ago
6.6

67 km
72km / 45miAnangula Island, 127 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Oct 13, 2009 05:37
13 years ago
6.5

24 km
80km / 50mi80 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Feb 6, 1974 04:04
49 years ago
6.5

2 km
267km / 166mi26 mi SE of Tigalda Island, Aleutians East, Alaska, USAMore
Dec 1, 2020 16:22
2 years ago
6.4

23 km
19km / 12miBering Sea, 28 mi SE of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Oct 13, 2009 20:21
13 years ago
6.4

14 km
70km / 44mi91 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Dec 26, 2007 22:04
15 years ago
6.4

25 km
7km / 4mi42 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
May 10, 2006 02:42
17 years ago
6.4

18 km
75km / 47mi33 mi SE of Chuginadak Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 30, 1996 13:05
27 years ago
6.3

33 km
59km / 36mi55 mi S of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
May 19, 1989 02:21
34 years ago
6.3

104 km
255km / 158mi14 mi NE of Akutan, Aleutians East, Alaska, USAMore
Nov 30, 1975 20:30
47 years ago
6.3

24 km
66km / 41mi61 mi SE of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 10, 2012 18:37
10 years ago
6.2

13 km
50km / 31miNorth Pacific Ocean, 92 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Oct 31, 1985 19:33
37 years ago
6.2

30 km
109km / 68mi31 mi S of Peter Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
May 25, 1979 16:45
44 years ago
6.2

23 km
77km / 48mi90 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jun 12, 1972 19:47
51 years ago
6.2

33 km
118km / 74mi25 mi S of Peter Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 15, 2007 13:08
15 years ago
6.1

15 km
15km / 9mi51 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 20, 1997 00:30
25 years ago
6.1

14 km
46km / 28mi59 mi S of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 25, 1982 05:29
41 years ago
6.1

60 km
177km / 110mi56 mi SE of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 24, 1980 04:02
43 years ago
6.1

33 km
47km / 29mi57 mi S of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Apr 5, 1971 09:04
52 years ago
6.1

148 km
171km / 107mi28 mi NW of Carlisle Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 25, 2018 16:50
4 years ago
6.0

35 km
208km / 130miBering Sea, 222 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 18, 2010 19:48
12 years ago
6.0

10 km
108km / 67miChuginadak Island, 37 mi W of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 7, 2004 09:30
18 years ago
6.0

8 km
157km / 98mi147 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
May 8, 1997 13:29
26 years ago
6.0

33 km
206km / 128miAlaska, USAMore
Feb 13, 1992 02:38
31 years ago
6.0

44 km
196km / 122mi22 mi SE of Egg Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 14, 1991 12:53
31 years ago
6.0

275 km
212km / 132mi60 mi NW of Bogoslof Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Nov 21, 1990 01:48
32 years ago
6.0

33 km
241km / 150miAlaska, USAMore
Jan 8, 1990 19:44
33 years ago
6.0

33 km
108km / 67mi57 mi SE of Herbert Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Nov 15, 1988 08:41
34 years ago
6.0

23 km
208km / 129miAlaska, USAMore
Aug 14, 1987 17:39
35 years ago
6.0

118 km
111km / 69mi30 mi N of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 19, 1986 22:32
36 years ago
6.0

33 km
117km / 73mi22 mi SW of Peter Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 19, 1986 06:53
36 years ago
6.0

33 km
129km / 80mi15 mi SW of Peter Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Apr 11, 1986 17:22
37 years ago
6.0

33 km
174km / 108mi17 mi N of Bogoslof Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Oct 25, 1985 02:09
37 years ago
6.0

33 km
225km / 140miAlaska, USAMore
May 30, 1977 15:16
46 years ago
6.0

33 km
107km / 66mi28 mi SE of Herbert Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 26, 1977 04:36
46 years ago
6.0

38 km
35km / 22mi56 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Sep 10, 2015 10:26
7 years ago
5.9

10 km
109km / 68miNorth Pacific Ocean, 175 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Dec 29, 2007 22:58
15 years ago
5.9

16 km
44km / 27mi63 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 15, 2007 13:26
15 years ago
5.9

10 km
29km / 18mi58 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Dec 5, 2000 22:11
22 years ago
5.9

33 km
21km / 13mi53 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 23, 1998 09:20
25 years ago
5.9

33 km
42km / 26mi44 mi S of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Feb 5, 1992 13:13
31 years ago
5.9

33 km
146km / 91miAlaska, USAMore
Sep 12, 1982 09:22
40 years ago
5.9

33 km
82km / 51mi87 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Apr 20, 1974 08:22
49 years ago
5.9

42 km
67km / 41mi35 mi SE of Breed Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jun 20, 1967 07:38
56 years ago
5.9

28 km
68km / 42mi89 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 18, 1967 08:18
56 years ago
5.9

26 km
24km / 15mi30 mi SE of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Nov 6, 1960 22:10
62 years ago
5.9

41 km
10km / 6mi43 mi SE of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 25, 1960 17:42
62 years ago
5.9

29 km
91km / 56mi44 mi SW of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jun 29, 1960 17:06
62 years ago
5.9

0 km
12km / 8mi38 mi SE of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Apr 15, 1957 21:33
66 years ago
5.9

23 km
103km / 64mi129 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Dec 30, 1954 11:32
68 years ago
5.9

37 km
50km / 31mi141 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 25, 1953 05:51
70 years ago
5.9

32 km
91km / 57mi43 mi SE of Chuginadak Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Oct 26, 2019 00:41
3 years ago
5.8

35 km
140km / 87miBering Sea, 185 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
May 24, 2017 16:36
6 years ago
5.8

12 km
105km / 65miNorth Pacific Ocean, 101 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 27, 2016 18:01
7 years ago
5.8

10 km
52km / 33miNorth Pacific Ocean, 43 mi S of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Aug 13, 1999 07:56
23 years ago
5.8

33 km
111km / 69mi56 mi SE of Herbert Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Dec 5, 1998 01:12
24 years ago
5.8

33 km
101km / 63mi53 mi SE of Herbert Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 28, 1996 19:51
27 years ago
5.8

33 km
54km / 33mi48 mi S of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 29, 1994 00:17
28 years ago
5.8

11 km
26km / 16mi48 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 9, 1990 04:58
33 years ago
5.8

33 km
110km / 68mi63 mi SE of Herbert Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 29, 1988 08:31
35 years ago
5.8

33 km
36km / 23mi59 mi SE of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jul 13, 1978 13:25
44 years ago
5.8

33 km
60km / 37mi53 mi S of Anangula Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Mar 23, 1978 07:23
45 years ago
5.8

23 km
111km / 69mi58 mi SE of Herbert Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Oct 19, 1971 11:02
51 years ago
5.8

32 km
88km / 55mi88 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Nov 12, 1969 19:09
53 years ago
5.8

50 km
37km / 23mi22 mi E of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jun 18, 1969 23:44
54 years ago
5.8

33 km
18km / 11mi48 mi SE of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 28, 1967 17:42
56 years ago
5.8

40 km
98km / 61mi44 mi S of Chuginadak Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jan 12, 1964 06:00
59 years ago
5.8

35 km
141km / 88mi28 mi SE of Unalaska Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Sep 27, 1961 19:27
61 years ago
5.8

33 km
49km / 31mi141 mi SW of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Jun 8, 1958 00:38
65 years ago
5.8

35 km
105km / 65mi51 mi S of Unalaska, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Apr 27, 1958 19:03
65 years ago
5.8

50 km
85km / 53mi44 mi SW of Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USAMore
Show all

Map of earlier quakes

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings