A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 279 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (173 miles) on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us7000bd4g. Event ids that are associated: us7000bd4g. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:18:33 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 09:18:33 / August 26, 2020 @ 9:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -1.5186° West, 71.9229° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 279 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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