A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: us6000dkn1. Unique identifier: us6000dkn1. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:30:48 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -22.1371° West, latitude 64.0302° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 10:30:48 / February 24, 2021 @ 10:30 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 14 km (9 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), 26 km (16 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve 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.
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