A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:35:48 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 16:35:48 / March 1, 2021 @ 4:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000del6. Event ids that are associated: us7000del6. Exact location, longitude -22.1253° West, latitude 64.0644° North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 6 km SW of Álftanes, Iceland.
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