A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 129 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (80 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:56:51 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 10.504 East, latitude 78.7698 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 00:56:51 / October 18, 2019 @ 12:56 am. Id of earthquake: us60006290. Event ids that are associated: us60006290. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 129 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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