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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Longyearbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Earthquake location 76.7201S, 7.2888WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 262 km SW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (163 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us7000my5g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000my5g. Global time and date of event 09/07/24 / 2024-07-09 22:20:45 / July 9, 2024 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:20:45 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 7.2888° East, 76.7201° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 262 km SW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 7.2888° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 76.7201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 262 km SW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-07-09 22:20:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-09 22:42:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 91 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.418 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000my5g Id of event.
Event Code 7000my5g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000my5g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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