A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kiruna in Sweden. Event id: us70009ja2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009ja2. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:11:57 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 01:11:57 / May 18, 2020 @ 1:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 20.2993 East, latitude 67.8598 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Sweden (c. 9 556 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 3 km (2 miles) from Kiruna (c. 18 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Gällivare (c. 8 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Malmberget (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gällivare, Malmberget, Kiruna (min 5000 pop).
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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km E of Kiruna, Sweden. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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