Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Greenland Sea on Thursday, February 20, 2014 13:26:20
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 Feb 13:50 UTC: First to report: USGS after 24 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, February 20, 2014 13:26:20
Depth: 9.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 79.9703°N / 0.1993°W↗ (Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode: 79.97°S / 179.801°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
272 km (169 mi) WNW of Ny-Ålesund (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NW of Barentsburg (pop: 576) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) NW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.9||10 km||North of Svalbard||GFZ|
|5.0||2 km||GREENLAND SEA||EMSC|
|5.0||9.9 km||Greenland Sea||USGS|
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