A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Vogar in Iceland on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgq9. Id of event: us7000dgq9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:45:36 / 2:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 02:45:36 / March 7, 2021 @ 2:45 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -22.2224 West, latitude 64.009 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes. Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km ENE of Vogar, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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