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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Vogar in Iceland

Earthquake location 64.0265S, -22.191WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Vogar in Iceland on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgpz. Id of event: us7000dgpz. Exact location, longitude -22.191° West, latitude 64.0265° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 02:01:28 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 02:01:28 / March 7, 2021 @ 2:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km ENE of Vogar, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.191° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.0265° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km ENE of Vogar, 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 02:01:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-07 02:21:04 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 0.815 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us7000dgpz Id of event.
Event Code 7000dgpz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dgpz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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