A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 296 km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (184 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000714p. Event ids that are associated: us7000714p. Exact location of event, longitude 3.5048 East, latitude 79.4629 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 07:42:35 / January 3, 2020 @ 7:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:42:35 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 296 km NW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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