A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 224 km SSW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (139 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 15:37:40 / August 31, 2018 @ 3:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:37:40 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000h5zx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5zx. Exact location of earthquake, -11.0238° West, 69.0714° North, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 224 km SSW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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