Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 382 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8:49 pm (GMT +0)
Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
9 Jun 20:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8:49 pm (GMT +0)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.32°N / 0.9°E↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 80.32°S / 179.1°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
269 km (167 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.1||10 km||North of Svalbard||GFZ|
|5.1||2 km||5.1 GREENLAND SEA||EMSC|
|5.2||8.6 km||- Greenland Sea||USGS|
|4.7||0 km||GREENLAND SEA||NORSAR|
User reports for this quake
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 31 Jul 2017 16:19 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| GFZ | Details