A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 191 km W of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (119 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:31:57 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000dqxy. Event ids that are associated: us1000dqxy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/04/18 / 2018-04-23 21:31:57 / April 23, 2018 @ 9:31 pm. Exact location, longitude 7.338° East, latitude 78.0583° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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