A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 16:15:06 / August 26, 2020 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bd8f. Unique identifier: us7000bd8f. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -22.0961 West, latitude 64.0841 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 16:15:06 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes. The epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 4 km WSW of Álftanes, Iceland.
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