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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Álftanes in Iceland

Earthquake location 64.0657S, -22.1236WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. Unique identifier: us7000de2v. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000de2v. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:51:56 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -22.1236 West, latitude 64.0657 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/21 / 2021-02-26 13:51:56 / February 26, 2021 @ 1:51 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (8 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 6 km SW of Álftanes, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.1236° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.0657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km SW 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 2021-02-26 13:51:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-27 05:22:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 234 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 0.767 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us7000de2v Id of event.
Event Code 7000de2v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000de2v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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