Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 4.6 Km WSW of Fagradalsfjall (Iceland) on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 16:15 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 4.6 Km WSW of Fagradalsfjall (Iceland) on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 16:15 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 4 km depth

26 Aug 16:22 UTC: First to report: IMO after 7 minutes.
Aug 26 16:37: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.1 to 7.2 km.
Aug 26 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.2 to 3.5 km.
Date & time: Aug 26, 2020 16:15:02 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 3.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.885°N / 22.36°W (Grindavikurbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland)
Antipode: 63.885°S / 157.64°E
Nearest volcano: Krísuvík (2 km / 1 mi)
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.93.5 km4.6 km WSW of Fagradalsfjall (Iceland)IMO
4.32 kmIcelandEMSC
4.310 kmIcelandGFZ
4.510 km5 km W of Álftanes, IcelandUSGS

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Seltjarnarnes, Capital Region (35.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : There was a | 8 users found this interesting.  
Aurora Reykjavik, Grandi, Reykjavik 101 (35.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was inside, but felt like the building may have been hit by a vehicle, and got up to check, before I realized what it was- upon hearing the building groan.  
Seltjarnarnes, Capital Region (35.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I saw a bottle of water on the table moving / shaking, while no one and nothing was touching the table. Vesturbær, Reykjavík.  
Reykjavik (34.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Noticeable rumbling for a few seconds. Somewhat more than the usual "moving furniture upstairs" sensation of a typical minor quake around these parts.  
Kopavogur, Capital Region (34.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Reykjavík (35.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reikiavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region (35.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Reikiavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region (35.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Reykjanesbaer, Southern Peninsula (12.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Vogum (10 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i was in a small bus that wasnt moving and then it started shaking a little but it was very weird  
Grindavik, Southern Peninsula (4.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kopavogur (34.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Vogar (9.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reikiavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region (37.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Keflavik (16.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Keflavik (15.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kopavogur, Capital Region (34.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Week shaking (reported through our app)  
Reykjanesbær / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House shook. Nothing broke but small things moving about.  
Grindavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Grindavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Blue lagoon / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
urridaholt reykjavik gardabaer / Light shaking (MMI IV)
reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Asbru / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Blue lagoon / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavík / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavik 105 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kópavogur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Keflavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
REYKJAVIK / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
reykjavik / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Keflavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjanesbær (Iceland, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Nice vibration (reported through EMSC)  
Selfoss (Iceland, 67 km E of epicenter) : felt it slightly in Selfoss, south Iceland (reported through EMSC)  
Reykjavík (Iceland, 20 km E of epicenter) : Reykjavik 101, specific vibrations of the walls and floor (reported through EMSC)  
Hafnarfjörður (Iceland, 19 km E of epicenter) : It was strong (reported through EMSC)  
Seltjarnarnes (Iceland, 16 km E of epicenter) : In Reykjavík I feel mild shaking aprox (40km from epocenter). (reported through EMSC)  
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