Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, 585 km northwest of Tromsø, Norway, on Sunday, 2 May 2010 9:17 am (GMT +0)

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, 585 km northwest of Tromsø, Norway, on Sunday, 2 May 2010 9:17 am (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 2 May 2010 09:17:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 2 May 2010 9:17 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.798°N / 8.565°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
498 km (309 mi) SSW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (315 mi) SSW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
527 km (327 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
574 km (357 mi) NNW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
585 km (364 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
618 km (384 mi) NW of Hammerfest (Norway) (pop: 6,790) --> See nearby quakes!
619 km (385 mi) NW of Lyngseidet (Norway) (pop: 821) --> See nearby quakes!
660 km (410 mi) NW of Alta (Norway) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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4.510 kmGreenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)USGS
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