Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Iceland: 4.1 Km WSW of Hrómundartindi on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:45 pm (GMT +0) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Iceland: 4.1 Km WSW of Hrómundartindi on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:45 pm (GMT +0) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Iceland: 4.1 Km WSW of Hrómundartindi on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:45 pm (GMT +0)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 6 km depth

20 May 15:54 UTC: First to report: IMO after 9 minutes.
20 May 16:02: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.1 to 5.5 km (from 2.5 to 3.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.5 km (0.3 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 15:45:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 3:45 pm (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.1
Depth5.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64.059°N / 21.272°W (Iceland)
Antipode64.059°S / 158.728°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoHrómundartindur (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) NNW of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 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
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (20 mi) ESE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) E of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) E of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) E of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 9.3°C (49 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.15.5 kmIceland: 4.1 Km WSW of HrómundartindiIMO

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Hveragerdi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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