Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 15 km southwest of Reykjavík, Háaleiti, Iceland, on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 15 km southwest of Reykjavík, Háaleiti, Iceland, on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Mar 10:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 12 15:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.8.
Date & time: Mar 12, 2020 10:26:01 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.04°N / 22.1°W (Garðabær, Capital Region, Iceland)
Antipode: 64.04°S / 157.9°E
Nearest volcano: Krísuvík (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Alftanes (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) WSW of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SW of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SW of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) ENE of Reykjanesbær (Penisola meridionale) (pop: 2,010) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NE of Grindavik (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) S of Akranes (West) (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Hveragerdi (South) (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.810 kmIcelandGFZ
4.610 kmIcelandEMSC
5.26.1 km4.9 km NE of Grindavík (Iceland)IMO

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Faxabraut 1, Keflavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Keflavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjanesbaer, Southern Peninsula (21.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reikiavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region (13.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I was sleeping and didn't even wake up because of it... (reported through our app)  
Keflavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Vogar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Akranes (31.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed was moving/shaking. Windows and door rattle. (reported through our app)  
Kopavogur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kopavogur, Capital Region (13.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Kópavogur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Seltjarnarnes / Light shaking (MMI IV) : short terrifying vibrations  
Reykjavik University (12.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like a car running over the ceiling, windows rattled  
Reykjanesbaer (22.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Asbru / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hafnarfjordur, Capital Region (9.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Reikiavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region (16.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavík (14.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Seltjarnarnes, Capital Region (13 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : sitting on the bed (indoors) i felt like it was moving + like big trucks were passing by + noise from things shaking (reported through our app)  
Garðabaer, Capital Region (8.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Skuggi Hotel, Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt movement on the 4th floor of a building, rattling of coat hangers as well  
Garðabaer, Capital Region (9.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Vogar (14.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Blue Lagoon (19.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjanesbaer, Southern Peninsula (24.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
kopavogur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Blue Lagoon / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Jolted then hotel at the Blue Lagoon. Strong, sudden jolt that woke us.  
Keflavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reikiavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region (14.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Reykjanesbaer, Southern Peninsula (23.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Grindavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It lasted about 10 seconds. I found myself clinging to my spouse, I was so startled.  
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