Significant magnitude 5.2 earthquake 31 km northwest of Vik, Iceland
Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 14:3514:35 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Vik, Mýrdalshreppur, South, Iceland, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 14.3 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Sunday 14 March 2021 at 2:15 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
5.2 quake 6.5 Km NNE of Goðabunga, Iceland, 14 Mar 2021 2:15 pm (GMT +0)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Vik (pop. 280) located 31 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Vestmannaeyjar (pop. 4,200) located 61 km from the epicenter, and Selfoss (pop. 6,500) 93 km away.
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Date & time: 14 Mar 2021 2:15 pm (GMT +0) local time (14 Mar 2021 14:15 GMT)
Depth: 14.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.69°N / 19.18°W (Greenland Sea, Southern Peninsula, Iceland)
Primary data source: IMO
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