A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Siglufjörður in Iceland on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -18.7458 West, latitude 66.2239 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 19:26:22 / June 20, 2020 @ 7:26 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:26:22 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000afj6. Unique identifier: us6000afj6. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akureyri, Sauðárkrókur. The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Akureyri (c. 17 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sauðárkrókur (c. 2 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NE of Siglufjörður, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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