A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 165 km SSE of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (103 miles) on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 21:02:29 / January 11, 2016 @ 9:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 17.7125° East, 76.8031° North. The temblor was picked up at 22:02:29 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004exf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004exf.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two 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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