Terremoto forte mag. 5.2 - 18.9 Km NNE of Kverkfjöll, Iceland, sábbato, 27 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.2 - 18.9 Km NNE of Kverkfjöll, Iceland, sábbato, 27 febbraio 2021

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.2 at 5 km depth

27 Feb 08:17 UTC: Primo a segnalare: IMO dopo 5 minuti.
Update Sat, 27 Feb 2021, 08:21
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland
5.2 quake 18.9 Km NNE of Kverkfjöll, Iceland, 27 Feb 2021 8:12 am (GMT +0)
5.2 quake 18.9 Km NNE of Kverkfjöll, Iceland, 27 Feb 2021 8:12 am (GMT +0)
A very shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported in the morning near Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland.
According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), the quake hit on Saturday 27 February 2021 at 8:12 am local time at a very shallow depth of 5.2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Hofn (pop. 1,700) located 87 km from the epicenter, Laugar (pop. 1000) 110 km away, Reydarfjordur (pop. 1,200) 111 km away, Egilsstaðir (pop. 2,300) 112 km away, and Akureyri (pop. 17,700) 122 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 27 Feb 2021 08:12:13 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 08:12 (GMT +0)
Magnitudine: 5.2
Profondità: 5.2 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 64.801°N / 16.517°W (Islanda)
Vulcano più vicino: Kverkfjöll (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km NO da Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> Vedi sismi vicini
110 km SSE da Laugar (pop: 1000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
111 km OSO da Reydarfjordur (pop: 1,150) --> Vedi sismi vicini
112 km OSO da Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
122 km SE da Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
143 km SSE da Húsavík (pop: 2,230) --> Vedi sismi vicini
236 km ENE da Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
268 km ENE da Reykjavík (pop: 118,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
270 km ENE da Kópavogur (pop: 31,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
273 km ENE da Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 3.2°C (38 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 12 m/s (23 kts) from SW
Fonte dati primaria: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.ProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.25.2 km18.9 Km NNE of Kverkfjöll, IcelandIMO
4.04 kmICELANDEMSC

User reports for this quake (42)

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Kopavogur, 201 Iceland (269.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : We were sleeping. Then our beds started vibrating and everyone at home woked up. Even our six years old daughter. She was scared | 2 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was woken up | 4 users found this interesting.  
263.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Woke me up. | 2 users found this interesting.  
305 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Interesting semsation of being at sea while in the shower the toothbrush glass rattled. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : A brief trembling of the building lasting less than ten seconds. Situated on the 7th floor. Rattling of glasses in cupboard etc.  
266.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
268.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Reykjavik (263.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
302.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
267.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Akranes (269.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
103 Reykjavik (261.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
265.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
306 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
273.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
257.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavík (265.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Reykjavík 105 (268.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Reykjavik (269.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
303.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
270.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
266.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
303.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
275.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Reykjavik (269.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
269.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
269.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
304.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Ásbru (304.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Downtown Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to this earthqake, everything shaking. Was really scared  
Kopavogur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Gardur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hafnarfjordur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Selfoss / not felt
Selfoss / Light shaking (MMI IV)
iceland / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Home, Reykjanesbæ, Tjarnabraut / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Innri-Njarðvík / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Keflavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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