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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen



Earthquake location 71.642S, -2.4395WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 238 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (148 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -2.4395 West, latitude 71.642 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 18:24:45 / February 28, 2016 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004tf4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004tf4. The temblor was detected at 18:24:45 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 238 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -2.4395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 71.642° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 238km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-28 18:24:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-28 18:38:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004tf4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004tf4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tf4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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