A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 233 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (145 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -2.5021 West, latitude 71.5526 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:26:25 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003sn6. Id of event: us60003sn6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/05/19 / 2019-05-27 07:26:25 / May 27, 2019 @ 7:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 233 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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