A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 188 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (117 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004ayn. Unique identifier: us10004ayn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.7562 West, latitude 71.4584 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:01:44 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 02:01:44 / January 3, 2016 @ 2:01 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 188 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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