A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -22.1979° West, 64.0429° North. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:19:16 / 12:19 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 00:19:16 / February 28, 2021 @ 12:19 am. Event id: us7000de8w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000de8w.
Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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: 10 km SW of Álftanes, Iceland.
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