A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 183 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (114 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:19:53 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 14:19:53 / December 26, 2015 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -3.9012 West, latitude 71.4475 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10004bh9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bh9.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 183 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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