A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 130 km WNW of Hofn, Iceland (81 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 01:45:57 / August 27, 2017 @ 1:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:45:57 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ac6d. Id of event: us2000ac6d. Exact location, longitude -17.8426° West, latitude 64.5058° North, depth = 10 km.
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 130 km WNW of Hofn, Iceland.
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