Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 426 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 19:41 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.284°N / 1.832°W↗ (North Greenland Sea, Greenland)
Antipode: 80.284°S / 178.168°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
314 km (195 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) NW of Barentsburg (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) NW of Sveagruva (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.5||10 km||north of Svalbard (Greenland)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 09 Mar 2009 07:21 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Mar 2009 10:50 UTC| M 6.5 |9 km (5.6 mi) depth|4 km (3 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)