Svalbard and Jan Mayen Continues To Rumble

Earthquake location 71.3101S, -9.3398W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Olonkinbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:09:05 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hrys. Unique identifier: us1000hrys. Global time and date of event 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 00:09:05 / November 15, 2018 @ 12:09 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -9.3398 West, latitude 71.3101 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Olonkinbyen (c. 0 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Olonkinbyen (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (c. 3 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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