Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 2.5 Km S of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, on Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 8:52 am (GMT +0) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 2.5 Km S of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, on Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 8:52 am (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 2 km depth

11 Mar 08:58 UTC: First to report: IMO after 6 minutes.
Update Thu, 11 Mar 2021, 09:06
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 34 km southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland
4.9 quake 2.5 Km S of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 11 Mar 2021 8:52 am (GMT +0)
4.9 quake 2.5 Km S of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 11 Mar 2021 8:52 am (GMT +0)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, was reported only 14 minutes ago by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 2.4 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 8:52 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Grindavik (pop. 2,900) located 9 km from the epicenter.
In Reykjanesbaer (pop. 2,000) located 19 km from the epicenter, Hafnarfjordur (pop. 26,800) 27 km away, Hafnarfjörður (pop. 26,800) 27 km away, Garðabaer (pop. 11,400) 29 km away, Garðabær (pop. 11,400) 29 km away, Kopavogur (pop. 31,700) 31 km away, and Reykjavik (pop. 118,900) 34 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mosfellsbaer (pop. 8,700) located 43 km from the epicenter, and Mosfellsbær (pop. 8,700) 43 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 11 Mar 2021 08:52:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 8:52 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 2.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.88°N / 22.28°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Fagradalsfjall (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) ENE of Grindavik (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SE of Reykjanesbaer (pop: 2,010) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SW of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SW of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) SW of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Reikiavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) W of Thorlakshofn (pop: 1,490) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of Akranes (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Snow -3°C (27 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 14 m/s (28 kts) from N
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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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.
4.92.4 km2.5 Km S of Fagradalsfjall, IcelandIMO

User reports for this quake (12)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
17.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ásbrú, Reykjanes Peninsula (16.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
15.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
28.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
17.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
18.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
18.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
17.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
35.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
barmahlid, reykjavik / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Innri Njarðívik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Sandgerdi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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