A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Siglufjörður in Iceland. The temblor was reported at 17:19:32 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -18.9437 West, latitude 66.3237 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000afr0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000afr0. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 17:19:32 / June 24, 2020 @ 5:19 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Akureyri (c. 17 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sauðárkrókur (c. 2 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Akureyri, Sauðárkrókur (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km N of Siglufjörður, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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