A 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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