A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, North of Severnaya Zemlya (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 83.8355° East, 85.5754° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 10:48:30 / October 15, 2016 @ 10:48 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:48:30 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20007ecs. Event ids that are associated: us20007ecs.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: North of Severnaya Zemlya.
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