A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Siglufjörður in Iceland. Exact location of earthquake, -18.6752° West, 66.2546° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 20:11:18 / June 20, 2020 @ 8:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:11:18 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000afjq. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000afjq.
Nearby country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Akureyri (c. 17 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sauðárkrókur (c. 2 600 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NE of Siglufjörður, Iceland.
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