Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North of Svalbard (Greenland) on Saturday, May 11, 1996 at 04:38 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 29 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 29.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.578°N / 2.271°W↗ (Greenland)
Antipode: 80.578°S / 177.729°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
334 km (208 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) NW of Barentsburg (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
490 km (305 mi) NW of Sveagruva (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||29 km||north of Svalbard (Greenland)||USGS|
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