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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Vik in Iceland



Earthquake location 63.5577S, -19.3782WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Vik in Iceland on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us2000a37i. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a37i. Exact location of earthquake, -19.3782° West, 63.5577° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 22:16:00 / July 26, 2017 @ 10:16 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:16:00 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Selfoss (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km NW of Vik, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -19.3782° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.5577° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW of Vik, Iceland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-26 22:16:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-16 00:32:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a37i Id of event.
Event Code 2000a37i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a37i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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