Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Wednesday, February 1, 1978 at 18:05 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.899°N / 0.819°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.899°S / 179.181°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
251 km (156 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (251 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> 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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|5.2||33 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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