A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 120 km S of Akureyri, Iceland (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008icd. Event ids that are associated: us10008icd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -17.9399 West, latitude 64.6089 North, depth = 7.81 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:58:44 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 11:58:44 / April 17, 2017 @ 11:58 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.81 km (5 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 120 km S of Akureyri, Iceland.
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