Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Iceland Region on Sunday, 21 June 2020

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Iceland Sea, 27 km west of Grimsey, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, on Sunday, 21 June 2020 at 19:07 (GMT)

- Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Iceland Sea, 27 km west of Grimsey, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, on Sunday, 21 June 2020 at 19:07 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jun 19:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Jun 21 19:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.7.
Jun 21 19:31: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Date & time: 21 Jun 2020 19:07:55 UTC -
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.47°N / 18.59°W (Iceland Sea, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Kolbeinsey Ridge (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Grimsey (pop: 76) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) N of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NW of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNW of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNW of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (187 mi) NNE of Reikiavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) NNE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) NNE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmIceland RegionGFZ
5.05.2 km12.5 km NW of Gjögurtá (Iceland)IMO
6.010 kmIceland RegionEMSC
6.010 km28 km NNE of Siglufjörður, IcelandUSGS
6.010 kmIceland RegionGeoAu
6.09.8 kmIceland region [Sea: Iceland]INGV

User reports for this quake (37)

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Kent, England (2015.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt.  
Kent, England (2015.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt.  
Kent, England (2015.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt.  
1724.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Germany (2046.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Hofsós (73.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
England (1744.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1960.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
2108.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
88 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
1952.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Husavik (74.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
77.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
89.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
93.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Akureyri (90.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
91.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Everett, Washington 98201 I don't know how but I f / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was still in bed. But I woke up feeling tremors. Also felt a large one between 4:00 am and 9:00 am PACIFIC COAST AST TIME Most recent felt like Light shaking. Earlier one felt light shaking.  
Husavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Olafsfjordur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Husavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Borgarnes / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Siglufjordur / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Siglufjordur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hólar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Belgium / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Germany / not felt
Akureyri / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Akureyri  
Grimsey / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Myvatn / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Isafjordur / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Akureyri / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hubei, China / not felt : Don't eat sharks, whales, dogs, cats or octopi. #Disgusting #WuhanViris  
Saudarkrokur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Blönduós / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
(Iceland, 159 km S of epicenter) : Cool (reported through EMSC)  
Akureyri (Iceland, 86 km S of epicenter) : Akyreiri filed. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (975 quakes):
  • 15 Dec 2020 07:42 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 12 Dec 2020 18:52 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 11 Dec 2020 04:12 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10.5 km (6.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Dec 2020 07:17 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    3.1 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Dec 2020 07:17 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    12.2 km (7.6 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Dec 2020 07:05 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Dec 2020 07:01 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    12.5 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 07 Dec 2020 11:53 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Dec 2020 18:26 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Dec 2020 18:21 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Dec 2020 06:58 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Dec 2020 03:48 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    3.2 km (2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Dec 2020 13:54 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Dec 2020 13:19 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Dec 2020 12:55 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    7.5 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Dec 2020 11:50 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
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