A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported North of Severnaya Zemlya (0 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.48 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 22:29:44 / March 18, 2016 @ 10:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 90.2404 East, latitude 85.3085 North, depth = 8.48 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005awj. Unique identifier: us20005awj. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:29:44 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter).
Each 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: North of Severnaya Zemlya.
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