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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 8 km SW of Álftanes, Iceland

Earthquake location 64.0487S, -22.1376WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:07:46 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000de48. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000de48. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/21 / 2021-02-27 08:07:46 / February 27, 2021 @ 8:07 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -22.1376 West, latitude 64.0487 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes. Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SW of Álftanes, Iceland.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.1376° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.0487° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 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 2021-02-27 08:07:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-27 08:24:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 416 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 0.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 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 us7000de48 Id of event.
Event Code 7000de48 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000de48, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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