Minor mag. 0.5 earthquake - 2.9 km ESE of Goðabunga (Iceland) on Monday, 13 January 2020
13 Jan 15:53 UTC: First to report: IMO after 3 hours.
Depth: 0.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.628°N / 19.198°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Katla (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) NW of Vík í Mýrdal (pop: 300)
52 km (33 mi) SE of Hvolsvöllur (pop: 900)
57 km (36 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,200)
143 km (89 mi) SE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800)
143 km (89 mi) SE of Kópavogur (pop: 31,700)
144 km (89 mi) SE of Reykjavík (pop: 118,900)
Primary data source: IMO
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 105 joules (0.099 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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.
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Mon, 13 Jan 12:47 UTC||M 0.5 / 0.7 km||2.9 km ESE of Goðabunga (Iceland)||IMO|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 0.5, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.