A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:55:37 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -7.4974° West, 71.0312° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jwi. Unique identifier: us10006jwi. Global time and date of event 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 06:55:37 / September 3, 2016 @ 6:55 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (c. 3 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Olonkinbyen. The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Olonkinbyen (c. 0 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 46 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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