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Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 85 km west of Hafnir, Iceland

Fri, 26 Feb 2021, 12:29
12:29 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.3 quake 26 Feb 10:09 am (GMT -2)
4.3 quake 26 Feb 10:09 am (GMT -2)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred in the morning on Friday 26 February 2021 at 10:09 am local time near Hafnir, Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland, as reported by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 1.1 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hafnir (pop. 76) located 85 km from the epicenter, Sandgerði (pop. 1,500) 85 km away, Gardur (pop. 1,400) 89 km away, Reykjanesbaer (pop. 2,000) 92 km away, and Grindavik (pop. 2,900) 97 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 26 Feb 2021 10:09 am (GMT -2) local time (26 Feb 2021 12:09 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 1.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.87°N / 24.42°W (Iceland)
Primary data source: IMO

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