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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Álftanes in Iceland

Earthquake location 64.0114S, -22.1479WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 13:43:17 / October 20, 2020 @ 1:43 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000ca0k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ca0k. Exact location of earthquake, -22.1479° West, 64.0114° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:43:17 / 1:43 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, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Borgarnes (c. 1 800 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km SSW of Álftanes, Iceland.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.1479° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.0114° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km SSW of Álftanes, Iceland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-20 13:43:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-20 14:03:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.786 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 485 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 0.82 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000ca0k Id of event.
Event Code 6000ca0k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ca0k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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