Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 2.5 Km SSW of Skálafell on Sunday, 30 December 2018 at 02:56 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 2.5 Km SSW of Skálafell on Sunday, 30 December 2018 at 02:56 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 6 km depth

30 Dec 03:01 UTC: First to report: IMO after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.4 to 4.2 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.2 to 5.9 km.
Dec 30 03:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.7.
Dec 30 03:33: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.4.
Date & time: 30 Dec 2018 02:56:20 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 5.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.97°N / 21.335°W (Hveragerðisbær, South, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Grensdalur (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) N of Thorlakshofn (pop: 1,490) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) WNW of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SE of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ESE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) ESE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Akranes (West) (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Grindavik (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.45.9 km2.5 km SSW of SkálafellIMO
4.24 kmICELAND REGIONEMSC
4.310 km- 19km NNE of Hveragerdi, IcelandUSGS

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Hilton Nordic Hotel / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt 4-5 bumps from “under” as I like to say.  
Hveragerdi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rumble and shake  
Akureyi ii / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to cabin rumbling /shaking  
Akureyi ii / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hveragerdi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We felt this just outsidere hveragerdi. We both Woke up because of the shaking  
Reykjavík (34.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Super short one but felt the vibrations and heard rattling/shaking.  
Garðabær (30.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed moving and rumbling noise woke both my wife and I up.  
27.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Reykjavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Half sleeping. Got that earthquake feeling long learned in Taiwan  
Reykjavík 104 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kópavogur / not felt
Selfoss / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping.In this time was trembling.I was going to fall, but I was able to stand up.  
hveragerdi (6.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hella (52.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : During the night we felt this eartquake in Hella, Iceland. The furniture were shaking for a few seconds, it was quite strong.  
Selfoss / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hove / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
34.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : felt it while sleeping. Short but strong  
Akranes (52.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hveragerdi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Seltjarnarnes (37.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hveragerd / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
27.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Selfoss / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hveragerdi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up in the night  
Hveragerdi (8.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up, was surprised, was first earthquake  
Hafnarfjordur (31.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : One short lived shake that woke me up  
Selfoss / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavik / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke me up, after a couple of seconds it stopped.  
52.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up. In the hotel room, ground floor. Woke up initially and a few seconds later there was shaking.  
Hvalfjörđur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up.  
Hveragoi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hafnarfjordur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
11.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavik / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Selfoss (18.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
kopavogur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iceland Hafnarfjörður / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was going to get more water in the kitchen when the house started shaking violent  
Reykjavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken up and bed shaking  
Reykavik, canopy hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Around 2:56 my bed started to shake and this lasted for about 10 seconds. Others didn’t seem to notice the shaking  
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We are staying at a guesthouse in Reykjavik. The shaking woke us both.  
38.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Selfoss / Light shaking (MMI IV)
33 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Alftanes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
16.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
26.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt og shaking the house  
34.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Akranes / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykavik, Iceland / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
international air port / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
39.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Frost and Fire Hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
16.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjjavik / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hveragerdi (7.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
29.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : I heard a distance sound like a truck had hit something, first I thought it was a sound of illegal firework, then I looked at the app and the timefactor added up. (reported through our app)  
kopavagur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hveragerdi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Eyrarbakki (14.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quick steady shaking.  
10k east of Selfoss / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke us up, and the cabin walls creaked.  
Reykjavik (35.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woken with the bed vibrating which I felt throughout my body. I live on the the top floor of a four storey building.  
7.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Stokkseyri / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hella, Rangárþing Ytra / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 5-6" light but constant shaking, objects in cottage displacing  
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
hafnarfiordur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavik (27.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I could feel shaking for around 5 seconds and hear glassware rattle  
Hella (63.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
101reykjavik (35.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : lying in bed (5th floor) felt surprised/then realized/enough to get the idea of getting prepared/d (reported through our app)  
Reykjavík / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel Reykjavík / Weak shaking (MMI III)
29.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Es war ein kurzes, aber deutliches schütteln zu spüren!(Wie nach einer Explosion) (reported through our app)  
32.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Selfoss / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Closet doors started making a steady beating noise, knocking against the frames. The bed also shook a bit.  
16.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mosfellsbær / Light shaking (MMI IV) : window shook and screen rattled  
Reykjavik (37.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Hraunsel summer house / Light shaking (MMI IV)
32.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mosfellbær / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
30.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Selfoss (16.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking couple of seconds 3-4 sec. (reported through our app)  
Reykjavík (Iceland, 30 km NW of epicenter) : I was sleeping earthquick woke me up like more of a zone not movement (reported through EMSC)  
(Iceland, 18 km E of epicenter) : Short but strong, woke me up (reported through EMSC)  
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