A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 165 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (103 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -4.3383° West, latitude 71.3457° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003jy3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jy3. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:35:01 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 02:35:01 / October 3, 2015 @ 2:35 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 165 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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