Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Monday, October 26, 1970 at 20:53 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 15 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.744°N / 2.675°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.744°S / 177.325°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
211 km (131 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||15 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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