A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 191 km W of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (119 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 12:56:49 / August 27, 2020 @ 12:56 pm. Event id: us7000bdpa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdpa. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:56:49 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 7.2698° East, 78.5434° North.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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