Latest earthquakes near Svalbard and Jan Mayen today

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List of latest earthquakes near Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 11, 2024 11:43
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.2 172 km W
from Longyearbyen
Apr 11, 2024 07:54
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.2 165 km W
from Longyearbyen
Apr 10, 2024 09:24
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.6 174 km WSW
from Longyearbyen
Apr 9, 2024 13:16
(Longyearbyen)
M 3.0 180 km N
from Longyearbyen
Apr 9, 2024 02:50
(Longyearbyen)
M 3.1 219 km NNE
from Longyearbyen
Apr 8, 2024 21:15
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.3 166 km W
from Longyearbyen
Apr 6, 2024 13:31
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.1 171 km W
from Longyearbyen
Apr 4, 2024 15:29
(Longyearbyen)
M 3.5 156 km WNW
from Longyearbyen
Apr 4, 2024 02:57
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.7 188 km W
from Longyearbyen
Apr 4, 2024 01:39
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.1 170 km W
from Longyearbyen
Apr 3, 2024 22:37
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.5 159 km W
from Longyearbyen
Apr 2, 2024 22:46
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.9 198 km WSW
from Longyearbyen
Apr 2, 2024 04:37
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.8 168 km W
from Longyearbyen
Mar 31, 2024 18:51
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.6 168 km W
from Longyearbyen
Mar 18, 2024 22:34
(Longyearbyen)
M 3.6 182 km NNE
from Longyearbyen
Mar 13, 2024 03:52
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.2 209 km ESE
from Longyearbyen
Mar 12, 2024 05:24
(Longyearbyen)
M 3.0 145 km WSW
from Longyearbyen
Mar 5, 2024 00:59
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.5 162 km W
from Longyearbyen
Mar 5, 2024 00:30
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.6 214 km SW
from Longyearbyen
Mar 3, 2024 05:30
(Longyearbyen)
M 4.2 195 km W
from Longyearbyen
Feb 25, 2024 04:50
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.4 217 km ESE
from Longyearbyen
Feb 24, 2024 04:42
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.8 164 km W
from Longyearbyen
Feb 22, 2024 13:51
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.9 257 km SW
from Longyearbyen
Feb 21, 2024 16:21
(Longyearbyen)
M 2.4 162 km W
from Longyearbyen
Feb 13, 2024 00:49
(Longyearbyen)
M 3.5 275 km WNW
from Longyearbyen

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Svalbard and Jan Mayen Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
9 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
Apr 11, 2024 11:43

Average

A total of 98 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Svalbard and Jan Mayen in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 9 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Svalbard and Jan Mayen in 2022. A total of 22 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Svalbard and Jan Mayen that year. The strongest had a 5.9 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Svalbard and Jan Mayen with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Svalbard and Jan Mayen in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Svalbard and Jan Mayen during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Svalbard and Jan Mayen (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 92 93.88%
Mag. 5 6 6.12%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.9
On Jul 18, 2022 20:40.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.7
On Jul 20, 1992 09:46.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Svalbard and Jan Mayen occurred on Jul 18, 2022 20:40 local time (Arctic/Longyearbyen timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.9 and struck 214 kilometers (133 mi) west of Longyearbyen, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Svalbard and Jan Mayen in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.7 earthquake struck on Jul 20, 1992 09:46, 229 kilometers (142 mi) west of Longyearbyen. It is the strongest earthquake near Svalbard and Jan Mayen in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Svalbard and Jan Mayen in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 18, 2022 20:40
(Longyearbyen)
M 5.9 214 km W
from Longyearbyen
Mar 23, 2021 15:08
(Longyearbyen)
M 5.4 295 km WNW
from Longyearbyen
Jan 11, 2015 21:34
(Longyearbyen)
M 5.4 207 km WSW
from Longyearbyen
Mar 29, 2016 12:32
(Longyearbyen)
M 5.1 121 km ESE
from Longyearbyen
Nov 16, 2023 10:21
(Longyearbyen)
M 5.0 297 km SW
from Longyearbyen
Jul 2, 2018 06:10
(Longyearbyen)
M 5.0 199 km WSW
from Longyearbyen
Oct 19, 2020 23:52
(Longyearbyen)
M 4.9 216 km WSW
from Longyearbyen
Oct 29, 2019 15:36
(Longyearbyen)
M 4.9 278 km WNW
from Longyearbyen
May 27, 2023 18:46
(Longyearbyen)
M 4.9 186 km W
from Longyearbyen
Oct 18, 2019 02:56
(Longyearbyen)
M 4.9 129 km WNW
from Longyearbyen

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Earthquakes by region of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

When was the last earthquake in Svalbard and Jan Mayen?

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Svalbard and Jan Mayen on the morning of April 11, 2024 at 11:43 local time (Arctic/Longyearbyen). The center of this earthquake was located 172km west of Longyearbyen at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Svalbard and Jan Mayen in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Svalbard and Jan Mayen?

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Svalbard and Jan Mayen on the morning of July 20, 1992 at 09:46 local time (Arctic/Longyearbyen). The center of this earthquake was located 229km west of Longyearbyen at a depth of 10km under water in the North Greenland Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Svalbard and Jan Mayen since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Svalbard and Jan Mayen?

In the past 10 years, 98 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This averages to 10 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 37 days.