A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 241 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (150 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -2.3882 West, latitude 71.6767 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:17 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 13:02:17 / January 23, 2016 @ 1:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004glv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004glv. 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).
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 two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 241 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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