A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Vik in Iceland. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -19.1589° West, 63.6357° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 15:14:42 / January 26, 2017 @ 3:14 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:14:42 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iqi. Id of event: us20008iqi.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Selfoss. Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 25 km NNW of Vik, Iceland.
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