Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Norwegian Sea on Tuesday, 31 December 1985 at 06:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 31 Dec 1985 06:57:17 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.36°N / 6.767°E (international territory)
Nearby towns and cities:
574 km (357 mi) NW of Gryllefjord (Norway) (pop: 439) --> See nearby quakes!
582 km (362 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
594 km (369 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
632 km (393 mi) NW of Lyngseidet (Norway) (pop: 821) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||10 km||Greenland Sea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 31 Dec 1985 07:10 UTC| M 4.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details