Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) on Sunday, September 17, 1989 at 12:01 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.081°N / 2.626°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.081°S / 177.374°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) W of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) WNW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) WNW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) WNW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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