Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Tuesday, August 11, 1992 at 04:03 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 18 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 17.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.213°N / 1.048°W↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 80.213°S / 178.952°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
297 km (185 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.5||18 km||north of Svalbard (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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