Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Friday, May 11, 1973 at 00:08 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.403°N / 3.084°E (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.403°S / 176.916°W
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
192 km (119 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) WNW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|5.0||33 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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