Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, 526 km southwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Tuesday, 6 April 2010 at 23:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 12 km depth
Date & time: 6 Apr 2010 23:50:22 UTC
Depth: 12.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.782°N / 8.815°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
526 km (327 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
653 km (406 mi) NW of Alta (Norway) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||12 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 02 May 2010 09:17 UTC| M 4.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details