A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 193 km N of Siglufjordur, Iceland (120 miles). Exact location, longitude -18.4228° West, latitude 67.8762° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 01:48:39 / March 26, 2017 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:48:39 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uqs. Id of event: us20008uqs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 193 km N of Siglufjordur, Iceland.
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