A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Alftanes in Iceland. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 10:26:01 / March 12, 2020 @ 10:26 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:26:01 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008e8e. Unique identifier: us60008e8e. 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). Exact location of earthquake, -22.2155° West, 64.1065° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Mosfellsbær. Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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