Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 301 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 20:05 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
7 Sep 20:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.8°N / 4.08°E↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.8°S / 175.92°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||GFZ|
|4.7||2 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||EMSC|
|4.7||14 km||278km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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