A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Id of earthquake: us1000av6h. Event ids that are associated: us1000av6h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 12:56:43 / October 21, 2017 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:56:43 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -5.9099 West, latitude 70.8664 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (c. 3 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Olonkinbyen. Event epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Olonkinbyen (c. 0 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 102 km E of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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