Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Monday, 6 October 1997 at 21:13 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 6 Oct 1997 21:13:10 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.417°N / 7.988°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
573 km (356 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> 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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|M 5.0||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 06 Oct 1997 23:45 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Oct 1997 21:29 UTC| M 4.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details