A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 167 km W of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (104 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003myt. Event ids that are associated: us10003myt. The temblor was reported at 13:31:26 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.03 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 8.2949 East, latitude 78.2535 North, depth = 4.03 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 12:31:26 / October 12, 2015 @ 12:31 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 167 km W of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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