Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Wednesday, 21 October 1970 at 08:14 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 21 Oct 1970 08:14:13 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 74.697°N / 8.694°E (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
401 km (249 mi) SSW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) SW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
666 km (414 mi) NW of Hammerfest (Norway) (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||15 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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