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Largest earthquakes in or near Jan Mayen on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 25, 2022 19:49 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 12 quakes above magnitude 6
  • 40 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 188 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Jan Mayen has had 12 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 40 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 188 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.2 | 147 km NW of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen -

Strongest quake: Mag. 6.8 | 99 km NW of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (240 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Aug 14, 2022 6:33 pm (GMT -1) (Aug 14, 2022 19:33 GMT)
4.2

10 km
156 km (97 mi)147 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
Jul 8, 2022 1:13 am (GMT +0) (Jul 8, 2022 01:13 GMT)
4.5

10 km
77 km (48 mi)Norwegian Sea, 92 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
30 Apr 8:04 pm (GMT +0) (Apr 30, 2021 20:04 GMT)
4.1

10 km
159 km (99 mi)Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen More
Mar 27, 2021 6:59 am (GMT +0) (Mar 27, 2021 06:59 GMT)
5.2

10 km
145 km (90 mi)Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen More
Oct 31, 2020 3:54 am (GMT +0) (Oct 31, 2020 03:54 GMT)
4.5

10 km
145 km (90 mi)170 km northeast of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, Svalbard & Jan Mayen More
8 Oct 9:42 am (GMT -1) (Oct 8, 2020 10:42 GMT)
5.2

10 km
133 km (83 mi)126 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
Aug 29, 2020 21:32 GMT
4.3

10 km
33 km (21 mi)58 km northeast of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, Svalbard & Jan Mayen More
Mar 5, 2019 12:57 am (GMT +0) (Mar 5, 2019 00:57 GMT)
4.5

10 km
166 km (103 mi)159 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
2018-11-14 23:09:05 -01:00 (Nov 15, 2018 00:09 GMT)
5.2

10 km
49 km (30 mi)49 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen 1 reportMore
Nov 13, 2018 09:06 GMT
4.5

10 km
56 km (35 mi)65 km north of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen 3 reportsMore
Nov 12, 2018 01:54 GMT
4.4

2 km
43 km (27 mi)44 km north of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
Nov 9, 2018 01:49 GMT
4.9
107 km (66 mi)96 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
Nov 9, 2018 01:49 GMT
6.7

10 km
130 km (81 mi)124 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen 4 reportsMore
Apr 25, 2018 12:06 am (GMT +0) (Apr 25, 2018 00:06 GMT)
5.1

10 km
76 km (47 mi)Norwegian Sea, 96 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
Feb 20, 2018 18:05 GMT
4.1
108 km (67 mi)103 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
2017-12-31 03:49:16 +00:00 (Dec 31, 2017 03:49 GMT)
4.6

10 km
71 km (44 mi)Norwegian Sea, 94 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
2017-12-02 15:40:43 -01:00 (Dec 2, 2017 16:40 GMT)
4.8

10 km
113 km (70 mi)103 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
Oct 21, 2017 12:56 GMT
5.2

10 km
115 km (71 mi)Norwegian Sea, 134 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
2017-10-12 15:50:36 +00:00 (Oct 12, 2017 15:50 GMT)
4.5

10 km
143 km (89 mi)Norwegian Sea, 169 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
May 3, 2017 05:08 GMT
4.8

84 km
56 km (35 mi)65 km north of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen More
Sep 3, 2016 08:55 GMT
4.1
84 km (52 mi)Gr More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4 x 1015 joules (1104 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.4 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland (SCO/DK network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Jan Mayen Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Jan Mayen?

The last earthquake in Jan Mayen occurred 16 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 147 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm (GMT -1).

How many quakes were there in Jan Mayen since 1900?

Since 1900, Jan Mayen had 240 quakes up to magnitude 6.8.

What was the strongest quake in Jan Mayen since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Jan Mayen since 1900 occurred 10 years ago: Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - 99 km northwest of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, on Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:43.

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