A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us7000ddwa. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddwa. The temblor was detected at 12:06:51 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/21 / 2021-02-26 12:06:51 / February 26, 2021 @ 12:06 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -21.9364 West, latitude 64.0684 North, depth = 10 km.
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). Earthquake epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 0 km (0 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 0 km NNE of Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.
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