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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Earthquake location 71.0312S, -7.4974WA 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.

Questions or comments?

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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -7.4974° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 71.0312° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-03 06:55:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 07:14:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.811 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006jwi Id of event.
Event Code 10006jwi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jwi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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