A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 269 km WSW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (167 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -15.3693° West, 69.9736° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 19:11:51 / December 21, 2020 @ 7:11 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000d5fk. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5fk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:11:51 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 269 km WSW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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