Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 81 km southeast of Akureyri, Iceland early morning
mar., 2 mars 2021, 05:5605:56 AM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred early morning on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 5:36 am local time near Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, as reported by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO).
4.3 quake 2 Mar 5:36 am (GMT +0)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 14.1 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
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 Reykjahlið (pop. 150) located 30 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Laugar (pop. 1000) located 53 km from the epicenter, Norðurþing (pop. 2,200) 76 km away, Akureyri (pop. 17,700) 81 km away, and Egilsstaðir (pop. 2,300) 95 km away.
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Date & time: 2 Mar 2021 5:36 am (GMT +0) local time (2 Mar 2021 05:36 GMT)
Profondeur: 14.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.48°N / 16.39°W (Iceland)
Primary data source: IMO
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