Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Tuesday, 15 November 1983 at 00:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 15 Nov 1983 00:42:19 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.499°N / 8.209°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
558 km (347 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
562 km (349 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
569 km (354 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
606 km (376 mi) NW of Lyngseidet (Norway) (pop: 821) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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