A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 232 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (144 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 10:45:14 / September 9, 2018 @ 10:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:45:14 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -2.606° West, 71.6219° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000hgq0. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgq0.
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 two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 232 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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