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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, 92 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, on Friday, Jul 8, 2022 at 1:13 am (GMT +0) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, 92 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, on Friday, Jul 8, 2022 at 1:13 am (GMT +0) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norwegian Sea, 92 km east of Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, on Friday, Jul 8, 2022 at 1:13 am (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Jul 01:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
8 Jul 01:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.7.
8 Jul 01:32: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 8 Jul 2022, 01:24

Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, Svalbard & Jan Mayen

4.7 quake 8 Jul 1:13 am (GMT +0)
4.7 quake 8 Jul 1:13 am (GMT +0)
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported early morning near Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen, Svalbard & Jan Mayen.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday, July 8th, 2022, at 1:13 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Olonkinbyen (pop. 14) located 90 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 8, 2022 01:13:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jul 8, 2022 at 1:13 am (GMT +0)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude70.8135°N / 6.2121°W (Norwegian Sea, Svalbard & Jan Mayen)
Antipode70.814°S / 173.788°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoJan Mayen (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities92 km (57 mi) E of Olonkinbyen (pop: 14) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 5.4°C (42 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.510 kmSvalbard & Jan Mayen: 92 Km E of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard And Jan MayenUSGS
4.510 kmSvalbard & Jan Mayen: JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGIONEMSC
4.510 kmSvalbard & Jan Mayen: Jan Mayen Island RegionRaspberryShake
4.710 kmSvalbard & Jan Mayen: Jan Mayen Island RegionGFZ


Seismic station: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland (SCO/DK network) | Distance from quake: 579 km / 360 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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