A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 23:36:14 / July 19, 2020 @ 11:36 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:36:14 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000ard2. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ard2. Exact location of event, longitude -22.1655 West, latitude 64.065 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop).
Every 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 8 km WSW of Álftanes, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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