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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Álftanes in Iceland

Earthquake location 64.0761S, -22.134WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. Event id: us7000dhle. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dhle. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -22.134° West, 64.0761° North. The temblor was picked up at 03:14:40 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/21 / 2021-03-10 03:14:40 / March 10, 2021 @ 3:14 am.

The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 11 km (7 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), 23 km (15 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Akranes (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 WSW of Álftanes, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.134° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.0761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km WSW 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 2021-03-10 03:14:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-10 03:25:28 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 400 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 0.759 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us7000dhle Id of event.
Event Code 7000dhle An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dhle, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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