Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 410 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 12:17 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.205°N / 1.091°W↗ (North Greenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 80.205°S / 178.909°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
298 km (185 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.4||10 km||north of Svalbard (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)
- 09 Mar 2009 07:21 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Mar 2009 10:50 UTC| M 6.5 |9 km (5.6 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 429 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 10:50 (GMT)
- 05 Mar 2009 19:41 UTC| M 5.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details