Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, 584 km northwest of Tromsø, Norway, on Sunday, 16 May 2010 at 16:39 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 16 May 2010 16:39:33 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.418°N / 7.345°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
572 km (355 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
579 km (360 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
584 km (363 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
621 km (386 mi) NW of Lyngseidet (Norway) (pop: 821) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||10 km||Greenland Sea (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 20 May 2010 02:55 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 May 2010 20:23 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details