A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Vogar in Iceland. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:32:45 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000cc60. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cc60. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 15:32:45 / October 20, 2020 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -22.2106° West, latitude 63.9685° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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