A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 283 km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (176 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 14:36:16 / October 29, 2019 @ 2:36 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 4.1413° East, 79.459° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us600064f1. Unique identifier: us600064f1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:36:16 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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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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: 283 km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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