A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 119 km S of Akureyri, Iceland (74 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/17 / 2017-10-27 00:16:43 / October 27, 2017 @ 12:16 am. Exact location, longitude -18.0017° West, latitude 64.6095° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000axc8. Id of event: us1000axc8. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:16:43 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 119 km S of Akureyri, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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