Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 13.8 Km WNW of Gjögurtá, Iceland, on Sunday, 21 February 2021 at 18:39 (GMT) -
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Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 9 km depth
21 Feb 23:17 UTC: First to report: IMO after 5 hours.
Date & time: 21 Feb 2021 18:39:26 UTC -
Depth: 8.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.229°N / 18.54°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Kolbeinsey Ridge (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NNE of Olafsfjordur (pop: 790) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) N of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNW of Grenvik (pop: 278) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WNW of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NW of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) WNW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NE of Borgarnes (pop: 1,760) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) NNE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|1.6||8.8 km||13.8 Km WNW of Gjögurtá, Iceland||IMO|
User reports for this quake
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