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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Álftanes in Iceland

Earthquake location 64.1319S, -22.1739WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland on Monday. Global time and date of event 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 01:31:41 / March 1, 2021 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000deg9. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000deg9. Exact location of event, longitude -22.1739 West, latitude 64.1319 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly 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). The temblor was picked up at 01:31:41 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Selfoss, Borgarnes, Mosfellsbær. Earthquake epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 8 km WNW of Álftanes, Iceland. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.1739° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.1319° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 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 2021-03-01 01:31:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-01 01:58:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 357 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 0.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us7000deg9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000deg9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000deg9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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