A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000deqv. Id of event: us7000deqv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -21.9379 West, latitude 64.0011 North, depth = 10 km. 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 time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 16:29:57 / February 28, 2021 @ 4:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:29:57 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km S of Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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