Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Iceland Sea, 11 km southeast of Grimsey, Iceland, on Monday, 19 February 2018 at 05:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Iceland Sea, 11 km southeast of Grimsey, Iceland, on Monday, 19 February 2018 at 05:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 19 Feb 2018 05:38:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.4843°N / 17.8018°W (Iceland Sea, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Kolbeinsey Ridge (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) ESE of Grimsey (pop: 76) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNW of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) N of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) NE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) NE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) NNE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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5.010 km- 53km NNW of Husavik, IcelandUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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72.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up at night because the house was shaking  
86.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Akureyri (89.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
80.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Husavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (225 quakes):
  • 17 Apr 2018 11:10 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 15 Apr 2018 14:14 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    12.8 km (8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 09 Apr 2018 23:27 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    15.3 km (9.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 05 Apr 2018 18:16 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    15.2 km (9.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 05 Apr 2018 18:14 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15.8 km (9.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 05 Apr 2018 18:12 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10.7 km (6.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Mar 2018 11:05 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    13.5 km (8.4 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 16 Mar 2018 06:27 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    13.3 km (8.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 16 Mar 2018 01:29 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    13.7 km (8.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 11 Mar 2018 16:57 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    9.2 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 10 Mar 2018 11:40 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 07 Mar 2018 06:01 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 06 Mar 2018 17:08 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    14.9 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 06 Mar 2018 02:38 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    14.3 km (8.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 06 Mar 2018 01:38 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    16.4 km (10.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Mar 2018 01:21 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
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