A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, North of Svalbard (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 0.1572° East, 80.0426° North. The temblor was picked up at 04:31:52 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70006vjt. Event ids that are associated: us70006vjt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 04:31:52 / January 7, 2020 @ 4:31 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nine 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: North of Svalbard.
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