Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 429 km northwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 10:50 (GMT)
Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 9 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.324°N / 1.853°W↗ (North Greenland Sea, Greenland)
Antipode: 80.324°S / 178.147°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
316 km (196 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) NW of Barentsburg (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (266 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) NW of Sveagruva (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||9 km||north of Svalbard (Greenland)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 09 Mar 2009 07:21 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details