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M6.6 earthquake on Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 13:43 (93km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen)

Update Thu 30 Aug 16:28

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 99km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard And Jan Mayen on Thursday, 30 August 2012

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 99km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard And Jan Mayen on Thursday, 30 August 2012
Date & time: Thursday, 30 August 2012 13:43 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:43
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 9.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 71.4607°N / 10.919°W (Svalbard et Jan Mayen)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km NW de Olonkinbyen (pop: 0)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 30 Aug 13:43 UTCM 6.7 / 2 km JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGIONEMSC
Thu, 30 Aug 13:43 UTCM 6.6 / 10 kmJan Mayen Island RegionGFZ
Thu, 30 Aug 13:43 UTCM 6.8 / 9.9 km99km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan MayenUSGS
Thu, 30 Aug 13:43 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmJan Mayen Island RegionGeoAu
Thu, 30 Aug 13:43 UTCM 6.3 / 15.1 km NorwayNNSN
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: 99km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard And Jan Mayen, 30 Aug 2012 13h43

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (32 quakes):
  • 15 Jan 2013 11:48 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 27 Sep 2012 05:38 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 24 Sep 2012 14:31 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 23 Sep 2012 16:12 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Sep 2012 08:42 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    35.1 km (21.8 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (51 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 20 Sep 2012 07:32 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 13 Sep 2012 08:58 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 06 Sep 2012 11:59 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10.2 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 02 Sep 2012 17:59 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    42.8 km (26.6 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 02 Sep 2012 08:40 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 02 Sep 2012 07:41 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (34 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 01 Sep 2012 21:49 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    12.5 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 01 Sep 2012 21:29 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 01 Sep 2012 21:07 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 01 Sep 2012 21:07 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    4.5 km (2.8 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • 01 Sep 2012 13:24 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | NNSN | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 99km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard And Jan Mayen on Thursday, 30 August 2012
 

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