Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 06:44 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.848°N / 0.768°E (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 80.848°S / 179.232°W
Nearby towns and cities:
305 km (189 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|5.3||10 km||north of Svalbard (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Dec 12, 2001 05:01|
20 years ago
|North of Svalbard (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||More|