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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Iceland: 2.8 Km N of Grindavík on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:53 am (GMT +0) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Iceland: 2.8 Km N of Grindavík on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:53 am (GMT +0) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Iceland: 2.8 Km N of Grindavík on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:53 am (GMT +0)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

18 May 10:01 UTC: First to report: IMO after 8 minutes.
18 May 10:35: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.7 to 5.2 km (from 2.9 to 3.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.6 mi) towards S.
18 May 13:49: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1 km (from 3.2 to 3.2 mi).
18 May 23:58: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 3.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 18, 2022 09:53:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:53 am (GMT +0)
Depth5.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude63.856°N / 22.453°W (Iceland)
Antipode63.856°S / 157.547°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoReykjanes (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) NNW of Grindavik (pop: 2,860) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) SSE of Reykjanesbær (pop: 2,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) SW of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SW of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) SW of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SSW of Akranes (pop: 6,610) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 12.1°C (54 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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3.05.1 kmIceland: 2.8 Km N of GrindavíkIMO

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Kef airport / not felt / 5-10 s
Kef airport / not felt / 5-10 s
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