Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Vogar, Southern Peninsula, 30 km southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Saturday, 23 August 2003 at 02:00 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Iceland| Southern Peninsula | Capital Region | South | West
Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 23 Aug 2003 02:00:11 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.916°N / 22.26°W (Sveitarfélagið Vogar, Southern Peninsula, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Fagradalsfjall (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SE of Vogar (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) NE of Grindavik (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SW of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Sangerdhi (pop: 1,550) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SW of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) W of Thorlakshofn (South) (pop: 1,490) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) S of Akranes (West) (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|5.2||10 km||Iceland region||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.