A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 260 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (162 miles). Global time and date of event 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 08:40:38 / August 22, 2017 @ 8:40 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:40:38 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -1.9294° West, 71.768° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000aaj9. Event ids that are associated: us2000aaj9.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 260 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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