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Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - Iceland: 3.6 Km SW of Hrómundartindi on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm (GMT +0) -

Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - Iceland: 3.6 Km SW of Hrómundartindi on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm (GMT +0) Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - Iceland: 3.6 Km SW of Hrómundartindi on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm (GMT +0)

Weak magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

18 May 16:42 UTC: First to report: IMO after 6 minutes.
18 May 23:58: Magnitude recalculated from 1.6 to 1.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.8 to 4.6 km (from 2.4 to 2.9 mi).
19 May 07:18: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9 km (from 2.9 to 3 mi).
19 May 14:15: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 2.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 18, 2022 16:35:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm (GMT +0)
Depth4.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64.051°N / 21.24°W (Iceland)
Antipode64.051°S / 158.76°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoHrómundartindur (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) NNW of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NW of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Thorlakshofn (pop: 1,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) ESE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) E of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) E of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) E of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10.5°C (51 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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2.04.9 kmIceland: 3.6 Km SW of HrómundartindiIMO

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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