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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Álftanes in Iceland

Earthquake location 64.0312S, -22.1474WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Álftanes in Iceland. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -22.1474° West, 64.0312° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000djaw. Unique identifier: us7000djaw. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:15:26 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 14:15:26 / March 14, 2021 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Reykjavík (c. 118 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Kópavogur (c. 31 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Hafnarfjörður (c. 26 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Garðabær (c. 11 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mosfellsbær (c. 8 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Akranes (c. 6 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Selfoss (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iceland (c. 309 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borgarnes, Selfoss, Akranes.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km SW of Álftanes, Iceland.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -22.1474° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.0312° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km SW 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 2021-03-14 14:15:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-14 14:32:28 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 432 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 0.802 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us7000djaw Id of event.
Event Code 7000djaw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000djaw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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