Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 320 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Wednesday, Oct 18, 1967 1:11 am (GMT +0)
Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 18, 1967 1:11 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.765°N / 2.851°E↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.765°S / 177.149°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
208 km (130 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) NW of Sveagruva (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!) More info
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|6.0||15 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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