A 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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