Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 435 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Tuesday, January 25, 1955 at 14:50 (GMT)
Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.633°N / 1.308°W (North Greenland Sea, Greenland)
Antipode: 80.633°S / 178.692°E
Nearby towns and cities:
322 km (200 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NW of Barentsburg (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NW of Sveagruva (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||15 km||north of Svalbard (Greenland)||USGS|
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