Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 398 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 16:19 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
31 Jul 16:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.3°N / 0.1°W↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 80.3°S / 179.9°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
285 km (177 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||10 km||North of Svalbard||GFZ|
|4.7||2 km||NORTH OF SVALBARD||EMSC|
|4.7||10 km||- North of Svalbard||USGS|
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