A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Husavik in Iceland. The temblor was detected at 18:37:18 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -17.9499° West, 66.3632° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/18 / 2018-02-15 19:37:18 / February 15, 2018 @ 7:37 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d70q. Unique identifier: us2000d70q. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Akureyri (c. 17 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Akureyri (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km NW of Husavik, Iceland.
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