Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Norwegian Sea on Saturday, 15 January 1983 at 06:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 15 Jan 1983 06:43:58 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.168°N / 5.723°E (international territory)
Nearby towns and cities:
584 km (363 mi) NW of Gryllefjord (Norway) (pop: 439) --> See nearby quakes!
596 km (370 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
609 km (378 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
649 km (404 mi) NW of Storsteinnes (Norway) (pop: 890) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||10 km||Greenland Sea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Jan 1983 07:59 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details