Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) on Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 03:36 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.568°N / 3.654°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.568°S / 176.346°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
186 km (115 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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