Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, USA, on Thursday, 7 March 1929 at 01:34 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, USA, on Thursday, 7 March 1929 at 01:34 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre majeur magnitude 7.8 at 15 km depth

Date & time: 7 Mar 1929 01:34:42 UTC
Magnitude: 7.8
Profondeur: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.852°N / 169.753°W (Océan Pacifique Nord, États-Unis)
Volcan le plus près: Yunaska (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
240 km SSO de Nikolski (pop: 18) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
342 km ESE de Atka (pop: 64) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
401 km SO de Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
453 km SO de Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
616 km SO de False Pass (pop: 40) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 7.815 kmsouth of the Aleutian Islands (USA)USGS
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