A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland on Monday. Global time and date of event 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 01:31:41 / March 1, 2021 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000deg9. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000deg9. Exact location of event, longitude -22.1739 West, latitude 64.1319 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly 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). The temblor was picked up at 01:31:41 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Mosfellsbær. Earthquake epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km WNW of Álftanes, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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