Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 31.7 Km ESE of Grímsey on Wed, 8 May 2013 21:45 (Atlantic/Reykjavik)

Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 31.7 Km ESE of Grímsey on Wed, 8 May 2013 21:45 (Atlantic/Reykjavik)

Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 9 km depth

8 May 22:05 UTC: First to report: IMO after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 8 May 2013 21:45:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 8 May 2013 21:45 (Atlantic/Reykjavik)
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 8.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.44°N / 17.341°W (Iceland Sea, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tjörnes Fracture Zone (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Grimsey (pop: 76) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) N of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) NE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ENE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) N of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NNE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) NE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) NE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.48.5 km31.7 km ESE of GrímseyIMO

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (381 quakes):
  • 31 Oct 2013 11:52 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10.8 km (6.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 21 Oct 2013 10:12 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    7.8 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 22:55 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 19 Oct 2013 12:52 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 19 Oct 2013 04:45 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    3.9 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 19 Oct 2013 02:20 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    16.4 km (10.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 15:28 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    2.6 km (1.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 15:18 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    0.9 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 06:38 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1.5 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 06:38 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    11.1 km (6.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 06:30 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 06:30 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    2.4 km (1.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 06:30 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 06:30 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    17.5 km (10.9 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 06:24 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    11.5 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 18 Oct 2013 05:36 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    16.4 km (10.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
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