A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Seltjarnarnes in Iceland. The temblor was reported at 10:05:44 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 10:05:44 / February 24, 2021 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000dkml. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dkml. Exact location, longitude -22.0297° West, latitude 64.2157° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Hafnarfjörður (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km NNW of Seltjarnarnes, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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