A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -21.7709 West, latitude 64.0367 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 12:34:38 / March 14, 2021 @ 12:34 pm. Event id: us7000dja0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dja0. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:34:38 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 13 km (8 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 8 km ESE of Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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