Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Monday, 28 March 1983 at 19:19 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 28 Mar 1983 19:19:49 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.944°N / 9.558°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
480 km (298 mi) SSW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
599 km (372 mi) NW of Hammerfest (Norway) (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
644 km (400 mi) NW of Alta (Norway) (pop: 12,100) --> 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||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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