A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 85 km WSW of Grindavik, Iceland (53 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 15:49:56 / January 18, 2020 @ 3:49 pm. Id of earthquake: us60007k5s. Event ids that are associated: us60007k5s. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:49:56 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -24.0255° West, 63.5326° North.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 85 km WSW of Grindavik, Iceland.
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