A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Sandgerdi in Iceland. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70006bqj. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006bqj. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:17:49 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/11/19 / 2019-11-16 12:17:49 / November 16, 2019 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -23.3081 West, latitude 63.8039 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mosfellsbær, Akranes, Reykjavík (min 5000 pop).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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