Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Norwegian Sea on Thursday, 8 August 1974 at 01:25 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 8 Aug 1974 01:25:15 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.2°N / 6.194°E (international territory)
Nearby towns and cities:
575 km (357 mi) NW of Gryllefjord (Norway) (pop: 439) --> See nearby quakes!
586 km (364 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
598 km (372 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
639 km (397 mi) NW of Storsteinnes (Norway) (pop: 890) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||33 km||Greenland Sea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 08 Aug 1974 23:24 UTC| M 4.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 08 Aug 1974 19:05 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details