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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag was detected near Siglufjörður in Iceland

Earthquake location 66.2239S, -18.7458WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Siglufjörður in Iceland on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -18.7458 West, latitude 66.2239 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 19:26:22 / June 20, 2020 @ 7:26 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:26:22 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000afj6. Unique identifier: us6000afj6. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akureyri, Sauðárkrókur. The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Akureyri (c. 17 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sauðárkrókur (c. 2 600 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NE of Siglufjörður, Iceland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -18.7458° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 66.2239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km NE of Siglufjörður, Iceland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-20 19:26:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-20 19:42:44 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 7.502 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 500 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 1.832 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us6000afj6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000afj6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000afj6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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