A 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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