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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Álftanes in Iceland

Earthquake location 64.1101S, -22.1262WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -22.1262° West, 64.1101° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 02:33:39 / March 7, 2021 @ 2:33 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000dgqe. Event ids that are associated: us7000dgqe. The temblor was picked up at 02:33:39 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WNW of Álftanes, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.1262° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.1101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km WNW 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 2021-03-07 02:33:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-07 03:12:58 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 246 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 0.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us7000dgqe Id of event.
Event Code 7000dgqe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dgqe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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