Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 229 km west of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Monday, July 20, 1992 at 07:46 (GMT)
Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 78.562°N / 5.523°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 78.562°S / 174.477°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sigurd (184 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
145 km (90 mi) WSW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WNW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (143 mi) WNW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WNW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||10 km||Svalbard region (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 21 Jul 1992 12:35 UTC| M 3.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|123 km (76 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Jul 1992 09:25 UTC| M 4.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details