Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Greenland Sea, 320 km northwest of Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 07:21 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 80.297°N / 2.168°W (North Greenland Sea, Greenland)
Antipode: 80.297°S / 177.832°E
Nearby towns and cities:
320 km (199 mi) NW of Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard & Jan Mayen) (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|4.4||10 km||north of Svalbard (Greenland)||USGS|
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