A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Aasiaat in Greenland. The temblor was picked up at 14:17:17 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.03 km (9 miles). Event id: us20005j8h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j8h. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -53.4823 West, latitude 69.1362 North, depth = 15.03 km. 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: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 16:17:17 / April 17, 2016 @ 4:17 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greenland (c. 56 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Ilulissat (c. 4 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilulissat (min 5000 pop).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km NNW of Aasiaat, Greenland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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