A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Reykjanes Ridge (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:47:19 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -29.8363 West, latitude 59.9482 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 07:47:19 / March 16, 2020 @ 7:47 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008ge5. Id of event: us60008ge5.
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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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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