Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 334 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, September 19, 1957 at 17:29 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.751°N / 2.071°E↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.751°S / 177.929°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (228 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
222 km (138 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (199 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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|5.5||15 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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