Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, 555 km southwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 12:11 am (GMT +1) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - Norwegian Sea, 555 km southwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 12:11 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Jan 23:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 23:11:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 12:11 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.59°N / 7.89°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
536 km (333 mi) SSW of Sveagruva (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
555 km (345 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
570 km (354 mi) NNW of Gryllefjord (Norway) (pop: 439) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (355 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
584 km (363 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
620 km (385 mi) NW of Lyngseidet (Norway) (pop: 821) --> See nearby quakes!
627 km (390 mi) NW of Storsteinnes (Norway) (pop: 890) --> See nearby quakes!
666 km (414 mi) NW of Alta (Norway) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -0.6°C (31 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from W
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 kmGREENLAND SEA, Svalbard & Jan MayenEMSC
M 4.410 kmGreenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan MayenUSGS
M 4.310 kmGreenland Sea, Svalbard & Jan MayenGFZ

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Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, 555 km southwest of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 12:11 am (GMT +1)

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