Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 16:33 (GMT)
Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.888°N / 1.856°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.888°S / 178.144°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
232 km (144 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 21 Jun 1998 10:51 UTC| M 3.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 23 Apr 1998 03:36 UTC| M 5.2 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|50 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Details