Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Saturday, 10 March 2007 at 17:03 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 10 Mar 2007 17:03:37 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 74.256°N / 8.713°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
448 km (278 mi) SSW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) SSW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 12 Mar 2007 07:05 UTC| M 3.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Mar 2007 21:48 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Mar 2007 18:18 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details