A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Reykjanesbær in Iceland. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 02:50:45 / March 7, 2021 @ 2:50 am. Exact location, longitude -22.5003° West, latitude 64.0342° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:50:45 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dgqb. Unique identifier: us7000dgqb.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Mosfellsbær. The epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop). Close 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. 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 fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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. 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: 5 km NE of Reykjanesbær, Iceland.
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