A 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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