A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Dalvík in Iceland. Exact location of event, longitude -18.6658 West, latitude 66.0686 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:50:47 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000afqb. Id of event: us6000afqb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/20 / 2020-06-21 02:50:47 / June 21, 2020 @ 2:50 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Akureyri (c. 17 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Sauðárkrókur (c. 2 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 12 km NNW of Dalvík, Iceland.
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