Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 3 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 02:29 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 3 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 02:29 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: NNSN after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 8, 2018 02:29:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.779°N / 4.049°E (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.779°S / 175.951°W
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NNSN
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.410 kmNorwayNNSN

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

  • 04 Apr 2018 04:48 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 19:22 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 17:25 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    26.6 km (16.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 17:25 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 15:48 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 15:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 14:55 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 14:55 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 06 Mar 2018 13:57 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    24.7 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 06 Mar 2018 13:57 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 19 Feb 2018 14:42 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    11.9 km (7.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 12 Feb 2018 11:23 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 08 Feb 2018 10:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 08 Feb 2018 09:47 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 08 Feb 2018 06:14 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 08 Feb 2018 05:57 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 08 Feb 2018 02:29 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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