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M 4.6 in Reykjanes Ridge on 12 Sep 2017 21:14 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.6M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Sep 2017 21:14 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Sep 2017 21:33 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()


Known identifiers for this event: us2000al44 (neicid)

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Strong earthquake in the Reykjanes Ridge area - September 10, 2017
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:34:00 +0200   earthquake-report (en)

Very good image of the ridge in the middle of the ocean. All the white bullets are earthquakes generated by more or less the same transform faults as this one. Main earth movement based on the current focal mechanism. Image courtesy Observatoire Geoscope. A mid-ocean ridge is an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (60), OCHA (1), USGS (2), (1), INFORM (1),

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