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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
M 5.110 kmGreenland SeaGFZ
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)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android


Please check again later while we are collecting more data.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.