Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, 561 km northwest of Tromsø, Norway, on Wednesday, 22 February 1956 at 00:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 22 Feb 1956 00:07:39 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.319°N / 8.009°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
544 km (338 mi) NNW of Gryllefjord (Norway) (pop: 439) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
561 km (348 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
583 km (362 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
598 km (372 mi) NW of Lyngseidet (Norway) (pop: 821) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||15 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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