A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Mosfellsbær in Iceland. Event id: us7000de17. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000de17. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/21 / 2021-02-26 22:38:47 / February 26, 2021 @ 10:38 pm. 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). Exact location, longitude -21.6686° West, latitude 64.1279° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:38:47 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes. Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km SSE of Mosfellsbær, Iceland.
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