Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Iceland on Monday, 15 September 2014

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 224 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 08:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 224 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 08:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Sep 08:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Sep 15 08:13: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: 15 Sep 2014 08:05:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.55°N / 17.34°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Garðabær (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) ENE of Alftanes (Capital Region) (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.510 kmIcelandGFZ
M 5.35 km ICELANDEMSC
M 5.310 km108km WNW of Hofn, IcelandUSGS
M 5.40.1 km5.4 km SE of BárðarbungaIMO

User reports for this quake (3)

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New York / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : GVYCy6
New York / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Tjkt7h Really appreciate you sharing this article post.Much thanks again. Cool.
New York / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : GvvB6I Major thankies for the post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 224 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, 15 September 2014 08:05 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1430 quakes):
  • 14 Nov 2014 07:55 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    8.8 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 06:15 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    8.6 km (5.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 05:44 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    8.5 km (5.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 05:43 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 05:19 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 03:06 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    7.2 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 02:58 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 02:58 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    7.8 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 01:25 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    3.5 km (2.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 01:23 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    8.7 km (5.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 01:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    8.9 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 14 Nov 2014 00:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 13 Nov 2014 23:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    8.3 km (5.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 13 Nov 2014 23:13 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    7.2 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 13 Nov 2014 23:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Nov 2014 21:51 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    8.7 km (5.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 224 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 08:05 (GMT)
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