Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 423 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 13:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 423 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 13:02 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Sep 13:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: Sep 2, 2019 13:02:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.3°N / 1.62°W (North Greenland Sea, Greenland)
Antipode: 80.3°S / 178.38°E
Nearby towns and cities:
311 km (193 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) NW of Barentsburg (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (289 mi) NW of Sveagruva (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.510 kmNorth of Svalbard (Greenland)GFZ
5.210 kmNorth Of Svalbard (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)EMSC
5.210 kmNorth of Svalbard (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)USGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 02 Sep 2019 13:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    14.7 km (9.1 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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