A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 89 km WNW of Hofn, Iceland (55 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -16.8902° West, 64.6002° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 19:24:20 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000crfy. Id of event: us2000crfy. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 19:24:20 / January 30, 2018 @ 7:24 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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