A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Garðabær in Iceland. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:28:01 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000dkmq. Event ids that are associated: us6000dkmq. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -21.8019° West, 64.0871° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 10:28:01 / February 24, 2021 @ 10:28 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 7 km (4 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), 10 km (6 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). 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).
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 has struck near. Each 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km E of Garðabær, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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