A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. The temblor was picked up at 21:32:55 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 21:32:55 / August 29, 2020 @ 9:32 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -7.0769 West, latitude 70.9856 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bh32. Unique identifier: us7000bh32.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Olonkinbyen. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (c. 3 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Olonkinbyen (c. 0 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 60 km E of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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