A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 283 km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (176 miles). Id of earthquake: us700063hv. Event ids that are associated: us700063hv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/19 / 2019-10-28 04:32:50 / October 28, 2019 @ 4:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, 4.5195° East, 79.605° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 04:32:50 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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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