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Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Arctic Ocean, Greenland, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:01 am (GMT +0) -

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Arctic Ocean, Greenland, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:01 am (GMT +0) Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Arctic Ocean, Greenland, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:01 am (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 May 07:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
21 May 07:09: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NW.
21 May 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0. Epicenter location corrected by 3 km (1.8 mi) towards NW.
21 May 07:21: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 21, 2022 07:01:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:01 am (GMT +0)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude84.3425°N / 0.8374°E (Arctic Ocean, Greenland)
Antipode84.343°S / 179.163°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -4°C (25 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 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.
5.810 kmGreenland: North of SvalbardUSGS
5.810 kmGreenland: North of SvalbardRaspberryShake
6.210 kmGreenland: Near MurmanskRENASS
6.074 kmGreenland [Sea]INGV
5.810 kmGreenland: North of SvalbardGFZ
6.010 kmGreenland: North of SvalbardGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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Rimouski / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Je dormais et j’ai senti que mon lit bougeait de gauche à droite, assez longtemps pour me réveiller et réveiller mon neveu qui a poussé un cri. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Izmit, Kocaeli (4935.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
May 24, 2022 04:00
43 weeks ago

10 km
Arctic Ocean, GreenlandMore
May 24, 2022 04:00
43 weeks ago

10 km
Arctic Ocean, GreenlandMore
May 21, 2022 11:52
43 weeks ago

10 km
Arctic Ocean, GreenlandMore
May 21, 2022 08:03
43 weeks ago

10 km
Arctic Ocean, GreenlandMore
May 21, 2022 07:43
43 weeks ago

10 km
Arctic Ocean, GreenlandMore
May 21, 2022 07:24
43 weeks ago

10 km
Arctic Ocean, GreenlandMore
May 21, 2022 07:15
43 weeks ago

10 km
Arctic Ocean, GreenlandMore

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