A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mosfellsbær in Iceland. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:40 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -21.7709° West, 64.1281° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 14:12:40 / March 1, 2021 @ 2:12 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000dg0e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dg0e.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes. Epicenter of the event was 6 km (4 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby 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 eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km SW of Mosfellsbær, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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