A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. The temblor was detected at 06:08:48 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -8.563° West, 71.1991° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10008nq8. Event ids that are associated: us10008nq8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 05:08:48 / May 3, 2017 @ 5:08 am.
Nearby country/countries, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (c. 3 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Olonkinbyen (c. 0 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Olonkinbyen.
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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 31 km N of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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