Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Thursday, May 17, 1984 at 07:55 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.753°N / 3.107°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.753°S / 176.893°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
203 km (126 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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