Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 36 km southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland
Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 08:0308:03 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Friday 12 March 2021 at 7:43 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 3.4 km below the surface.
4.9 quake 12 Mar 7:43 am (GMT +0)
The event was filed by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Grindavik (pop. 2,900) located 7 km from the epicenter.
In Reykjanesbaer (pop. 2,000) located 19 km from the epicenter, Hafnarfjordur (pop. 26,800) 28 km away, Hafnarfjörður (pop. 26,800) 28 km away, Garðabaer (pop. 11,400) 31 km away, Garðabær (pop. 11,400) 31 km away, and Kopavogur (pop. 31,700) 33 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Reykjavik (pop. 118,900) located 36 km from the epicenter, Mosfellsbaer (pop. 8,700) 44 km away, and Mosfellsbær (pop. 8,700) 44 km away.
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Date & time: 12 Mar 2021 7:43 am (GMT +0) local time (12 Mar 2021 07:43 GMT)
Depth: 3.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.87°N / 22.31°W (Iceland)
Primary data source: IMO
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