Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 217 km west of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 12:52 (GMT)
Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 78.607°N / 6.098°E↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 78.607°S / 173.902°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sigurd (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) WSW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) WNW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) WNW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) WNW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||10 km||Svalbard region (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 01 May 2005 01:05 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|62 km (39 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Apr 2005 12:54 UTC| M 3.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details