Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North of Svalbard (Greenland) on Sunday, November 19, 1972 at 20:10 (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: 80.465°N / 2.831°W↗ (Greenland)
Antipode: 80.465°S / 177.169°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
339 km (210 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NW of Barentsburg (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (281 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) NW of Sveagruva (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (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||north of Svalbard (Greenland)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 25 Nov 1972 20:03 UTC| M 5.7 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details