Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 345 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 02:29 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.18°N / 2.71°E↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 80.18°S / 177.29°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
232 km (144 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.5||10 km||North of Svalbard||GFZ|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 01 Mar 2018 09:02 UTC| M 4.4 |0 km (0 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| NORSAR | Details
- 08 Feb 2018 18:29 UTC| M 3.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| NNSN | Details