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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Longyearbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen



Earthquake location 77.0335S, 15.7973WA 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 132 km S of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 15.7973° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 77.0335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132km S of Longyearbyen, 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 2017-05-31 13:59:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 14:26:32 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 385 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 1.154 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 53 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 us10008wu0 Id of event.
Event Code 10008wu0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wu0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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