Terremoto moderado mag. 4.3 - 2.6 Km S of Hella, Iceland, Wednesday, 24 Feb. 2021 -

Este terremoto probablemente fue un premonitor del terremoto M 5.0 terremoto: 3.0 Km NW of Krýsuvík, Iceland, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:30que siguió después de 25 minutos.
Terremoto moderado mag. 4.3 - 2.6 Km S of Hella, Iceland, Wednesday, 24 Feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.3 at 7 km depth

24 Feb 10:21 UTC: Primero en informar: IMO después de 15 minutos.
24 Feb 10:21: Magnitud recalculada de 4.7 a 4.1. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 89 km (56 mi) al E.
24 Feb 10:33: Magnitud recalculada de 4.1 a 4.3. Profundidad recalculada de 1.1 a 7.2 km (de 0.7 a 4.5 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 90 km (56 mi) al O.
24 Feb 13:09: Profundidad recalculada de 7.2 a 7.1 km (de 4.5 a 4.4 mi).
Update Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 10:36
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.3 reported 30 km southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland
4.3 quake 2.6 Km S of Hella, Iceland, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0)
4.3 quake 2.6 Km S of Hella, Iceland, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred in the morning on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 10:05 am local time near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, as reported by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 7.2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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 Vogar (pop. 1000) located 11 km from the epicenter, and Grindavik (pop. 2,900) 13 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Hafnarfjordur (pop. 26,800) located 22 km from the epicenter, Hafnarfjörður (pop. 26,800) 22 km away, Garðabaer (pop. 11,400) 25 km away, Garðabær (pop. 11,400) 25 km away, Kopavogur (pop. 31,700) 27 km away, Reykjavik (pop. 118,900) 30 km away, Mosfellsbaer (pop. 8,700) 38 km away, and Mosfellsbær (pop. 8,700) 38 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 24 Feb 2021 10:05:40 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 (GMT +0)
Magnitud: 4.3
Profundidad: 7.1 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 63.91°N / 22.226°W (Islandia)
Volcán mas cercano: Grímsnes (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km al SE de Vogar (pop: 1,030) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
13 km al NE de Grindavik (pop: 2,860) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
22 km al SO de Garðabær (pop: 26,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
25 km al SO de Garðabær (pop: 11,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
27 km al SO de Kópavogur (pop: 31,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
27 km al ESE de Sangerdhi (pop: 1,550) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
30 km al SSO de Reikiavik (pop: 118,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
38 km al SO de Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
42 km al O de Thorlakshofn (pop: 1,490) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
46 km al S de Akranes (pop: 6,610) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 2.3°C (36 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Fuente primaria de datos: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.37.1 km2.6 Km S of Hella, IcelandIMO
4.510 km7 Km NNW of Seltjarnarnes, IcelandUSGS

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28.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Felt like a fore-shock and definitely felt stronger than 4.3. I’ve been in 4.4-4.5 quakes before and this was a lot stronger than that. Maybe due to proximity?  
20.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Reykjavik (29.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
25 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
18.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
29.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Njardvik / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Njarðvik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Vesturbaer / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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