Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Sunday, 27 May 1990 at 21:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 29 km depth
Date & time: 27 May 1990 21:49:35 UTC
Depth: 29.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 74.225°N / 8.828°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
450 km (280 mi) SSW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) SSW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
634 km (394 mi) NW of Hammerfest (Norway) (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||29 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 24 Jul 1990 21:07 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details