A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -22.1474° West, 64.0312° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000djaw. Unique identifier: us7000djaw. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:15:26 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 14:15:26 / March 14, 2021 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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