A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 117 km S of Akureyri, Iceland (73 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 00:10:51 / April 8, 2016 @ 12:10 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:10:51 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7.3 km (5 miles). Event id: us20005iej. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iej. Exact location of event, longitude -17.771 West, latitude 64.6366 North, depth = 7.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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