A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 216 km SW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (134 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 21:52:32 / October 19, 2020 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000cc2i. Event ids that are associated: us6000cc2i. The earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location, longitude 7.9235° East, latitude 77.188° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:52:32 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 216 km SW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
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