Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 403 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, November 23, 1967 at 13:42 (GMT)
Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.161°N / 0.794°W↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 80.161°S / 179.206°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
290 km (181 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||15 km||north of Svalbard (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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