Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Friday, March 6, 1981 at 10:37 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.789°N / 1.354°W↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.789°S / 178.646°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
289 km (179 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) WNW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 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||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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