Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 7.2 Km SSE of Vík, Iceland, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 8:10 am (GMT +0) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 7.2 Km SSE of Vík, Iceland, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 8:10 am (GMT +0)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 6 km depth

27 Feb 08:17 UTC: First to report: IMO after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Feb 2021 08:10:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 8:10 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 5.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.378°N / 18.962°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Katla (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SSE of Vik (pop: 276) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) E of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ESE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) ESE of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) ESE of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) ESE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) S of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 7.9°C (46 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 12 m/s (23 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.45.6 km7.2 Km SSE of Vík, IcelandIMO

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