A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 215 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (134 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:17:33 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 6.2523 East, latitude 78.6401 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10005ihl. Event ids that are associated: us10005ihl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/16 / 2016-05-11 00:17:33 / May 11, 2016 @ 12:17 am.
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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: 215 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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