A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Greenland Sea (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:30:59 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 3.4463° East, latitude 79.6519° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sxw. Id of event: us20008sxw. Global time and date of event 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 04:30:59 / March 18, 2017 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Greenland Sea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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