A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 278 km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (173 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005d9m. Unique identifier: us70005d9m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.84 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 4.4757 East, latitude 79.4726 North, depth = 13.84 km. Global time and date of event 07/09/19 / 2019-09-07 20:05:13 / September 7, 2019 @ 8:05 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:05:13 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 278 km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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