International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255760
Event time 2020-09-03 04:16:10 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 04:16:10 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 04:30:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 3
Depth 19 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent Europe
Country Iceland
Administration area Northeast
Nearest settlement Grimsey
Distance 66 km
Course NNE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Sea
Water surface name Greenland Sea

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest airports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest volcanoes
Kolbeinsey Ridge volcano (61.26 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.