A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Isafjoerdur in Iceland on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 16:00:42 / May 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e7bm. Id of event: us1000e7bm. The temblor was picked up at 16:00:42 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -21.7973° West, 65.8895° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ísafjörður (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Ísafjörður (c. 2 600 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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