A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 264 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (164 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/19 / 2019-04-22 20:59:45 / April 22, 2019 @ 8:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 4.2002 East, latitude 78.9052 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003fm0. Unique identifier: us70003fm0. The temblor was picked up at 20:59:45 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 264 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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