A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 115 km S of Akureyri, Iceland (71 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -17.8474 West, latitude 64.6484 North, depth = 7.78 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:56:32 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 04:56:32 / January 5, 2020 @ 4:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.78 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600079aq. Event ids that are associated: us600079aq.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 115 km S of Akureyri, Iceland.
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