Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 2.7 Km S of Herðubreið, Iceland, on Friday, Mar 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm (GMT +0)

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 2.7 Km S of Herðubreið, Iceland, on Friday, Mar 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm (GMT +0) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 2.7 Km S of Herðubreið, Iceland, on Friday, Mar 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 5 km depth

26 Mar 20:22 UTC: First to report: IMO after 5 minutes.
26 Mar 20:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.0 to 5.3 km (from 2.5 to 3.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 125 km (78 mi) towards SW.
Update Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 20:27
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.4 just reported 100 km southeast of Akureyri, Iceland
4.4 quake 2.7 Km S of Herðubreið, Iceland, 26 Mar 2021 8:16 pm (GMT +0)
4.4 quake 2.7 Km S of Herðubreið, Iceland, 26 Mar 2021 8:16 pm (GMT +0)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 11 minutes ago 100 km southeast of Akureyri, Iceland, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 4 km beneath the epicenter near Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, in the evening on Friday 26 March 2021 at 8:16 pm 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Reykjahlið (pop. 150) located 60 km from the epicenter, Laugar (pop. 1000) 79 km away, Egilsstaðir (pop. 2,300) 93 km away, Akureyri (pop. 17,700) 100 km away, and Norðurþing (pop. 2,200) 109 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 26, 2021 20:17:04 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm (GMT +0)
Depth5.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64.39°N / 18.31°W (Iceland)
Antipode64.39°S / 161.69°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoLoki-Fögrufjöll volcano (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities68 km (42 mi) N of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
143 km (89 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (90 mi) S of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) SSE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (103 mi) E of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) E of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (110 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -13.6°C (8 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.45.3 km2.7 Km S of Herðubreið, IcelandIMO

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake
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