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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Husavik in Iceland

Earthquake location 66.4843S, -17.8018WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Husavik in Iceland. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -17.8018 West, latitude 66.4843 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000d4k6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d4k6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 05:38:52 / February 19, 2018 @ 5:38 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:38:52 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Akureyri (c. 17 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akureyri (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km NNW of Husavik, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -17.8018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 66.4843° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NNW of Husavik, Iceland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-19 05:38:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-19 06:09:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 385 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 2.276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us2000d4k6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d4k6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d4k6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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