Strong Earthquake Strikes In Svalbard And Jan Mayen

Earthquake location 71.6226S, -11.2399W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -11.2399 West, latitude 71.6226 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00phwl2s, pt18313000, us1000hpim. Id of event: us1000hpim. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:49:40 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/11/18 / 2018-11-09 01:49:40 / November 9, 2018 @ 1:49 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Olonkinbyen. Close country/countries that might be effected, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (c. 3 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 119 km (74 miles) from Olonkinbyen (c. 0 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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