Significant 5.0 quake hits near Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland
jeu., 29 juil. 2021, 06:4306:43 AM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported a magnitude 5.0 quake in Iceland near Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, only 17 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 6:25 am local time at a very shallow depth of 0.2 km. 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.
5.0 quake Iceland: 28.2 Km NE of Flatey 29 Jul 6:25 am (GMT +0)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well.
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 Norðurþing (pop. 2,200) located 31 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Olafsfjordur (pop. 790) located 65 km from the epicenter, Dalvik (pop. 1,400) 66 km away, Laugar (pop. 1000) 67 km away, Siglufjordur (pop. 1,200) 73 km away, Akureyri (pop. 17,700) 78 km away, and Sauðarkrokur (pop. 2,600) 122 km away.
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Date & heure: 29 Jul 6:25 am (GMT +0) local time (29 Jul 2021 06:25 GMT)
Profondeur: 0.2 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 66.32°N / 17.34°W (Iceland)
Source de données principale: IMO
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