Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, South, 32 km southeast of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Friday, 13 November 1998 at 10:38 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 13 Nov 1998 10:38:34 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.882°N / 21.595°W (Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, South, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Brennisteinsfjöll (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Thorlakshofn (pop: 1,490) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (16 mi) SE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) W of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) S of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) E of Grindavik (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Akranes (West) (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||10 km||Iceland region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 14 Nov 1998 14:24 UTC| M 4.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details