Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, 573 km northwest of Tromsø, Norway, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 04:55:33

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, 573 km northwest of Tromsø, Norway, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 04:55:33

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Apr 04:17 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Apr 2014 03:55:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, April 26, 2014 04:55:33
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.4788°N / 7.974°E (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
562 km (349 mi) NW of Ersfjord (Norway) (pop: 306) --> See nearby quakes!
566 km (352 mi) SSW of Longyearbyen (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
573 km (356 mi) NW of Tromsø (Norway) (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
610 km (379 mi) NW of Lyngseidet (Norway) (pop: 821) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) WSW of Berneiland Island (pop: 9) --> 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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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 5.110 kmGreenland SeaGFZ
M 4.92 kmGREENLAND SEAEMSC
M 5.110 kmGreenland SeaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
granada, spain (4086.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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