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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen



Earthquake location 71.1991S, -8.563WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -8.563° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 71.1991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km N 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 2017-05-03 05:08:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-03 05:57:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 354 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 4.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us10008nq8 Id of event.
Event Code 10008nq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008nq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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