Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Southern Alaska (USA) on Wednesday, 31 January 1912 at 20:11 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Southern Alaska (USA) on Wednesday, 31 January 1912 at 20:11 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 80 km depth

Date & time: 31 Jan 1912 08:11:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Profondeur: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61°N / 147.5°W (Alaska, États-Unis)
Volcan le plus près: Drum (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km E de Golden (Valdez-Cordova County)
47 km WNW de Tatitlek (Valdez-Cordova County) (pop: 88)
64 km WSW de Valdez (pop: 3,870)
69 km ENE de Whittier (Valdez-Cordova County) (pop: 214)
90 km E de Girdwood (Anchorage County) (pop: 2,250)
91 km ESE de Butte (Matanuska-Susitna County) (pop: 744)
117 km ESE de Elmendorf Air Force Base (Anchorage County) (pop: 24,800)
792 km WNW de Juneau (pop: 32,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.080 kmSouthern Alaska (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Southern Alaska (USA) 31 January 20:11 UTC

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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Southern Alaska (USA) on Wednesday, 31 January 1912 at 20:11 (GMT)
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