A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes North of Svalbard (0 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 00:53:53 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000h8rb. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8rb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/18 / 2018-08-27 22:53:53 / August 27, 2018 @ 10:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 24.0973° East, 85.8745° North, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: North of Svalbard.
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