A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km S of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (82 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us10008wu0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008wu0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.69 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 15.7973° East, latitude 77.0335° North, depth = 7.69 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 13:59:13 / May 31, 2017 @ 1:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:59:13 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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