Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 3.0 Km S of Hella, Iceland, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0) -

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 3.0 Km S of Hella, Iceland, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 1 km depth

24 Feb 10:08 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
24 Feb 10:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3. Epicenter location corrected by 71 km (44 mi) towards SW.
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24 Feb 10:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7. Epicenter location corrected by 89 km (56 mi) towards W.
Update Sun, 28 Feb 2021, 03:06
Deutsche Welle (DW) reported that according to geological experts from the US and Iceland, this 5.7 quake also sparked an increase in the volcanic activity of Mt. Keilir. Although no eruptions have been experienced yet, the IMO raised aviation warnings over the Krysuvik volcano system. This action by the IMO was most likely taken to avoid similar disruptions caused by the 2010 six-day eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in south Iceland. The eruption caused massive disruption to international air travel and affected as many as 10 million travelers
Update Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 14:40
Strong earthquake hits Iceland Capital City: aftershocks felt right after.
Figure 1. Map of Iceland showing earthquake locations within a span of 48 hours (source: IMO)
Figure 1. Map of Iceland showing earthquake locations within a span of 48 hours (source: IMO)
Figure 1. Map of Iceland showing earthquake locations within a span of 48 hours (source: IMO)
Figure 2. Graph of earthquake magnitudes through time. (source: IMO)
A strong earthquake shook the capital of Iceland earlier today, 24 Feb. 2021. The quake, with the epicenter located at about 29 km from Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik, was situated at the Reykjanes Volcanic Belt in the Reykjanes Peninsula. This is where the rift zone between the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate occurs. According to the Iceland Met Office (IMO) there have been earthquake swarms since last week totaling to more than 500 imperceptible quakes. However, at 10:05 am local time today, a 5.7 earthquake hit and caused several felt aftershocks within a span of an hour.
Our monitoring service received multiple user reports describing moderate to strong shaking. A few of them reported at least 4 aftershocks within half an hour following the quake. IMO stated that residents from southwest Iceland can expect continuing earthquake occurrences for a while as “It can take time for the earth to release this much energy.” They also noted that this recent earthquake swarm had high intensities which they have never felt before.
No reports of damage have been received by the IMO. The mayors of Fagradalsfjall and Reykjavik also reported no significant damage or injuries.
Figure 1 above shows the map of recorded quakes during a 48-hour period. Figure 2 shows in detail the number of occurrences, time, and their magnitudes. On the morning of Wednesday, 24 Feb. 2021, we can see a spike in magnitude pertaining to this 5.7 quake. Following that are swarms of quakes with magnitude higher than 3.0.
A similar spike in magnitude occurred in October 2020 at almost the same area. It was a magnitude 5.6 quake with more than a hundred aftershocks recorded. Some of these shocks have been felt by nearby towns. No damages were reported then. This past quake was most probably related to volcanic activities in the Reykjanes Peninsula.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Feb 2021 10:05:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 1.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.917°N / 22.208°W (Greenland Sea, West, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Reykjanes (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SE of Vogar (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NE of Grindavik (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSW of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) ESE of Sandgerði (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 1,550) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Akranes (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) S of Borgarnes (pop: 1,760) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 2°C (36 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
unspecifiedn/aIcelandVolcanoDiscovery
5.71.1 km3.0 Km S of Hella, IcelandIMO
5.610 kmIcelandGFZ
5.610 kmICELAND REGIONEMSC
5.210 kmIceland RegionBMKG
5.610 km5 Km ESE of Vogar, IcelandUSGS
5.610 kmIceland RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake (216)

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reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Sitting at desk. Desk and chair moving from side to side. Both my partner and I who are working in the same room shouted out 'Woah!'. A few seconds before it began I felt a light vibration and heard a rumble which I assumed was a lorry but then I realised it was the start of a big quake. There were about five aftershocks which I felt fairly strongly but my partner who was standing up making coffee didn't. | 24 users found this interesting.  
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Hafnarfjordur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : There was a noise which I have come to expect right before an earthquake and then a short jolt followed by my bookcases moving...then, a couple seconds later a larger rolling motion which moved the whole house. As I am typing this another gentle shake was felt. | 15 users found this interesting.  
29.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : I felt it seated on a chair, when I was asking my family if they felt it came the strong one. All of us scared, noise from the windows and from the plates in the kitchen. Not really sure what to do we went under the main door. After a few seconds it was over, but we start feeling aftershocks after around 5 to 10 minutes... after three aftershocks we headed out for a long walk outside the building ! | 10 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavík 101, near Hlemmur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : It woke me up, objects in the room (3rd floor) clattered, one or two smaller ones fell off shelves, and my bed was shaking with me. | 10 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke me up from sleep | 10 users found this interesting.  
29.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vertical swinging (up and down) : Up and down shaking for almost 2 min | 8 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Kirkjusandur, Reykjavik, Iceland / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : one large quake at around 10:08. followed by aftershocks every ten minutes or so ( now it is 1:52) | 7 users found this interesting.  
Akranes (45.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : was woken up by it. my bed was shaking and I felt my whole room shake. | 7 users found this interesting.  
28.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : We have already found 4 similar quakes at 10:30 today Feb. 24 | 6 users found this interesting.  
27.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong skaing for three seconds and lots of aftershocks | 6 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Keflavik (19.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Awake, all house moving, cracking sound, doors moving, lamps swinging. By now 3 shaking in a short period of time with minutes in between.., | 3 users found this interesting.  
Breidholt / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was in the kitchen,first I heard after I felt. Everything start to shaking,the chair also together with me. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik, Hafnartorg (29 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Several aftershocks. Common here in Iceland to have earthquakes; however, tiny and often not felt. This one was strong enough to feel the shakes and see objects shaking on shelves. | 2 users found this interesting.  
28.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s : I woke up with the bed moving with me! Quite a lot! | 4 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Multiple earthquakes felt | 3 users found this interesting.  
30.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Er uppi á 13 hæð það hrundu bækur og dòt ùr hillum. Þessi skjálfti átti upptök sín hjá fjallinu keili en ekki hellu | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Reykjavik 101 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : The shaking started and stopped a few times, then felt very weak shaking. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s : I’ve never felt like that shaking in my 30 years old | 2 users found this interesting.  
Borgarnes (99.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Rattling and shaking inside. Usually we don’t feel the earthquakes here other than a good single thud at most. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kopavogur (26.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Windows rattle and bed moving a bit | 2 users found this interesting.  
28.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Entire building shook immensly and often | 2 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : A rather strong lateral shaking lasting for about 1 second, followed by several weak/very weak shakings.  
Kolbeinsstadir, on route 54 in Snaefellsnes, Icela / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : F heard a rumbling sound, like a car was coming to the house. Then a slight shaking started. That lasted maybe 3-5 seconds. This was at 10:07 og 10:06. Maybe 10min later I felt a milder quake. First a slight sound and then very weak rumbling.  
Kopavogur (25.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s : Besides vertical swing there was also a little bit of horizontal movement. | One user found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was outside in Reykjavik on a dog walk when I felt it. I actually thought it was a nearby construction site | One user found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Shaking area | One user found this interesting.  
Reykjavík - Teigar 105 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Two waves (few seconds in between) with same intensity. Light horizontal shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Keflavik (16.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gardur (29.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
24.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Hafnarbraut 12, Kópavogur (25.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
28.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
28.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
28.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
28.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
keflavik (15.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
23.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
26.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavik (23.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Reykjavik (27.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Reykjavik (27.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Reykjavik (27.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : This earthquake woke me up  
Keflavik (19.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
24.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
29.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Kópavogur (26.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Keflavik (14.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
28.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
29.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : I felt it seated on a chair, when I was asking my family if they felt it came the strong one. All of us scared, noise from the windows and from the plates in the kitchen. Not really sure what to do we went under the main door. After a few seconds it was over, but we start feeling aftershocks after around 5 to 10 minutes... after three aftershocks we headed out for a long walk outside the building !  
Reykjavik 101 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Perlan National Museum / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was on a schhol trip when all out of sudden i feel an shake while walking up stairs i thought nothing of it but then when we get to the main room the teachers reported to the kids that there had been an earthquake so everyone was kinda freaking out and maybe 15 minutes later i was sitting on the floor and i feel the floor VIBRATING like a phone and i look around and i see a projector also shaking so there was an aftershock  
Grindavík / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Sudurmyri 10 Seltjarnanres / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump : It felt like a hammer mer hit the block of flats. Shock felt vertically, quite different to the sideways movement of earthquakes at home, in Romania  
18.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Whole house shook, cats went nuts. Realised i own way too much glass. Mother got a shock seeing it on facetime (reported through our app)  
rey (28.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
20.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Dental clinic / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Scary!  
Reykjavik / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Grafarvogur / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Rey (29 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
25.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
University of Iceland / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
reykjavik / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Kopavogur (25.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Strong and sustained shaking that rattled things (and me) and alarmed my Danish colleagues with whom I was in an online meeting at the time.  
28.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling
Reykjavík 104 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Weak shaking felt once in the hours before. The 5.7 slightly shorter here than the one in October. Four more, smaller quakes followed within an hour or two, and one more smaller quake several hours later. Intensity of each quake seemed to be less each time.  
18.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
101.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
40.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
17.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
akranes / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Akureyri (275.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Keflavik / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Brattvaag village on the north-west coast of Norwa (1419.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
27.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Was sleeping and felt the vibrations horizontally  
Vogar, IS / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
19.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Hafnarfjordur / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Akranes (69.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s
Njardvik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
19.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Keflavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ballymoney, Co.Antrim (1327.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Working outside, no perceptible impact. (reported through our app)  
Reykjavik (28.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjanesbaer / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavik 108 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
27.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Hafnafjordör / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Reykjavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
28.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Reykjavik (0.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Grandi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykjavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjavik / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s
28.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kopavogur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Kópavogur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Keflavik asbru / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Reykjavik 101 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : The shaking started and stopped a few times, then felt very weak shaking.  
Breiðholt, Reykjavík. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
Reykjavik (27.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Vogar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Downtown Reykjavík on Skúlagata (29.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Njardvik / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
18 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Reykjavik (28.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV)
28.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Reykjavik (28.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
reykjavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Reykjavik / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
28.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Breidholt, Iceland / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Reykjavik / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Keflavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
Hafnarf (18.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Njarðvik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Fjölbrautaskólinn við ármúla / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
26.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
28.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Reykjavík (28.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
29.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjavík / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Hafnarfjordur 220 / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
20.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Álfatún 6 (27.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Reykjanesbær / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Vesturbær / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Reykjavik / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
102.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjavík 105 - Teigar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
45.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kopavogur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling
29.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
19.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
29.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
19.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
reykjavik (27.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
32.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Eyrarbakki / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Asbru / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Woke me up from sleep, but didn’t felt very hard, only few smooth side shaking.  
Asbru Keflavík / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kópavogur (27.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
26.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
28.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Reykjavik (28.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
hafnarfjordur / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
25.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Reykjanesbaer / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Reykjavík (29.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Breiðholt, Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Reykiavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavik (27.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
28 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjabik (20.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Akurvellir Hafnarfjörður / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Bolholt / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / 10-15 s
29.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Kummaholar 8 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kopavogur / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Reykjavik 101 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Reykjavik 101 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Ásbrú (18.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Mosfellsbær / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Asbru (18.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mosfelsbaer (38.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjavik, Vidimelur / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
27.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kuggavogi 19 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
29.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Keflavik (19 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Keflavik (19.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Reykjavík / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Vogar (11.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Reykjavik, downtown / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hamraborg / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
28.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
28.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Mosfellsbær / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was in bed and all bed was shaking. In third floor  
Keflavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
29.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
kopavogur / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Reykjavik 101 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Hafnarfjordur / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Hagamelur. 107 reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
19 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
28.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
18 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
22.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
18 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Reykjavík / Weak shaking (MMI III)
58.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
18.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
28.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
18 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt / complex motion difficult to describe (reported through our app)
njardvik / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
19.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
97.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Kópavogur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3952 quakes):
  • 08 Apr 2021 20:07 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5.5 km (3.4 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Apr 2021 20:05 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5.5 km (3.4 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Apr 2021 08:51 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    3.6 km (2.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Apr 2021 07:27 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
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    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 08 Apr 2021 05:17 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5.9 km (3.7 mi) depth
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    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 07 Apr 2021 19:46 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth
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    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 07 Apr 2021 12:34 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5.9 km (3.7 mi) depth
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    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 07 Apr 2021 09:14 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    6.5 km (4 mi) depth
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    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 05 Apr 2021 12:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
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    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 04 Apr 2021 02:04 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
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    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 04 Apr 2021 01:23 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    4.9 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 04 Apr 2021 00:16 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    6.3 km (3.9 mi) depth
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    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Apr 2021 19:15 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    6.5 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Apr 2021 14:35 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5.9 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Apr 2021 05:40 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5.4 km (3.4 mi) depth
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    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 03 Apr 2021 01:11 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    5.4 km (3.4 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
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