A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 281 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (175 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004weh. Id of event: us20004weh. Global time and date of event 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 22:34:47 / February 1, 2016 @ 10:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:34:47 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -1.4254 West, latitude 71.9069 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 281 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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