A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -22.1262° West, 64.1101° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 02:33:39 / March 7, 2021 @ 2:33 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000dgqe. Event ids that are associated: us7000dgqe. The temblor was picked up at 02:33:39 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 5 km WNW of Álftanes, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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