Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Greenland on Wednesday, October 8, 1986 at 00:09 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.312°N / 1.742°W↗ (Greenland)
Antipode: 80.312°S / 178.258°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
313 km (195 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) NW of Barentsburg (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) NW of Sveagruva (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 300) --> 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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|5.3||10 km||north of Svalbard (Greenland)||USGS|
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