Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, 528 km southwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, on Thursday, January 16, 2014 09:14:46
Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
16 Jan 21:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 13 hours.
Date & time: 16 Jan 2014 08:14:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, January 16, 2014 09:14:46
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.7856°N / 8.5432°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
528 km (328 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) W of Berneiland Island (pop: 9) --> 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.1||10 km||Greenland Sea||GFZ|
|M 4.9||3 km||GREENLAND SEA||EMSC|
|M 5.3||10 km||Greenland Sea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 27 Feb 2014 05:36 UTC| M 2.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| EMSC | Details
- 16 Jan 2014 11:21 UTC| M 2.0 |0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| NNSN | Details