Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Svalbard & Jan Mayen on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 02:36 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.141°N / 2.329°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.141°S / 177.671°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sverrefjell (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
204 km (127 mi) W of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) WNW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) WNW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) WNW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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