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5.3 Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen-Tromso EARTHQUAKE, September 02, 2012 at 02:44:03 PM

5.3 Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Earthquake. Image and Data Credit USGS.

The USGS has reported a 5.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen on Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 02:44:03 PM . The epicenter was located approximately:

196 km (121 miles) WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
1043 km (648 miles) NNW of Tromso, Norway
1058 km (657 miles) NNW of Alta, Norway
1114 km (692 miles) N of Harstad, Norway

...at a depth of 8.6 km (5.3 miles). There were no significant injuries or damage reported at this point, Friendly Forecast will update this report as events unfold.

Did you feel it?

If you felt the quake you can report the quake here to the USGS.

What is a 5.3 magnitude earthquake?

5.0 – 5.9 Felt by everyone, unable to walk properly, items flying off shelves, cars swaying in the street, people fleeing buildings, broken furniture and minor damage to good building structures. Learn more about earthquakes...

Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Historical Earthquake Information

Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Earthquake Map 1990 to Present

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The above metric shows historical earthquake activity for the Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen region from 1990 to present.


Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Earthquake Map current year

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The image above shows historical earthquake activity for the Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen region for the past year.


Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Earthquake Map 1990 to Present 7.0 or greater earthquakes

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The preceeding image indacates 7.0 or larger earthquakes that have struck Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen region since 1990.

Seismic Hazard

Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Earthquake Hazard Map

The Seismic Hazard Map above shows the likelihood of an earthquake to move the ground and effect buildings. The higher the hazard the greater the risk.

We would like to hear from you

If you have felt the Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen earthquake, observed any damage or have any information pertaining to the earthquake we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to leave a comment below and share your experiences with us and others. All comments are moderated.

You can read the full source Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen earthquake details here via the USGS.

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