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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Longyearbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Earthquake location 79.8762S, 19.4595WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 201 km NNE of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (125 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.53 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 19.4595 East, latitude 79.8762 North, depth = 9.53 km. The temblor was detected at 16:59:34 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/06/19 / 2019-06-23 15:59:34 / June 23, 2019 @ 3:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700048r1. Id of event: us700048r1.

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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 201 km NNE of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.4595° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 79.8762° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 201km NNE of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-23 15:59:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-02 19:28:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700048r1 Id of event.
Event Code 700048r1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700048r1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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