Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 4 km west of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Friday, 12 Mar 2021 6:02 pm (GMT +0) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 4 km west of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Friday, 12 Mar 2021 6:02 pm (GMT +0)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.4 at 41 km depth

12 Mar 18:10 UTC: Premier à signaler: IMO après 8 minutes.
Update Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 18:18
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland
4.4 quake 12 Mar 6:02 pm (GMT +0)
4.4 quake 12 Mar 6:02 pm (GMT +0)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in Iceland near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Friday 12 March 2021 at 6:02 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 41.2 km. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Seltjarnarnes (pop. 4,300) located 3 km from the epicenter, Alftanes (pop. 2,400) 4 km away, Kopavogur (pop. 31,700) 4 km away, Reykjavik (pop. 118,900) 4 km away, Garðabaer (pop. 11,400) 5 km away, Garðabær (pop. 11,400) 5 km away, Hafnarfjordur (pop. 26,800) 7 km away, Hafnarfjörður (pop. 26,800) 7 km away, Mosfellsbaer (pop. 8,700) 14 km away, and Mosfellsbær (pop. 8,700) 14 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Mar 2021 18:02:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: vendredi, 12 mars 2021 18:02 (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 4.4
Profondeur: 41.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.13°N / 21.98°W (Islande)
Volcan le plus près: Krísuvík (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km SSE de Seltjarnarnes (pop: 4,320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
4 km ONO de Kópavogur (pop: 31,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
4 km O de Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
5 km NNO de Garðabær (pop: 11,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
7 km NNO de Garðabær (pop: 26,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
14 km OSO de Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
22 km SSE de Akranes (pop: 6,610) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
32 km ENE de Reykjanesbaer (pop: 2,010) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
39 km NE de Grindavík (pop: 2,860) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
41 km ONO de Hveragerði (pop: 2,290) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 1.5°C (35 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NW
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.441 km3.6 Km W of Veðurstofan_í_Reykjavík, IcelandIMO

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Reykjanesbær (31.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
4.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
33.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
31.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Vadso, norway / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s
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