A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Garðabær in Iceland. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 12:37:32 / February 24, 2021 @ 12:37 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dknk. Unique identifier: us6000dknk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:37:32 / 12:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -21.8017° West, 64.0808° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 8 km (5 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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