Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - 5.5 Km NNW of Herðubreið, Iceland, on Friday, 5 March 2021 at 13:09 (GMT) -
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Minor magnitude 1.5 earthquake at 14 km depth
5 Mar 18:10 UTC: First to report: IMO after 5 hours.
Date & time: 5 Mar 2021 13:09:43 UTC -
Depth: 14.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.216°N / 16.41°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Herdubreid (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SSE of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) W of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SSE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WNW of Reydarfjordur (pop: 1,150) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) ESE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 107 joules (3.12 kilowatt hours) More info
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|1.5||14 km||5.5 Km NNW of Herðubreið, Iceland||IMO|
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