A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported Reykjanes Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -30.4803 West, latitude 59.4441 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 11:27:14 / December 20, 2019 @ 11:27 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006p1p. Id of event: us70006p1p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:27:14 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: Reykjanes Ridge.
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