A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Grindavík in Iceland on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 10:05:59 / February 24, 2021 @ 10:05 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:05:59 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -22.3579 West, latitude 63.8623 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkmk. Unique identifier: us6000dkmk.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Borgarnes (c. 1 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km ENE of Grindavík, Iceland.
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