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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Iceland: 13.5 Km SSE of Eiríksjökull on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 10:12 pm (GMT +0) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Iceland: 13.5 Km SSE of Eiríksjökull on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 10:12 pm (GMT +0) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Iceland: 13.5 Km SSE of Eiríksjökull on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 10:12 pm (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 6 km depth

23 Jun 22:15 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
23 Jun 22:18: Now using data updates from GFZ
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24 Jun 02:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.7 to 6.3 km (from 2.3 to 3.9 mi).
Update Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 22:21
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland
4.3 quake 23 Jun 10:12 pm (GMT +0)
4.3 quake 23 Jun 10:12 pm (GMT +0)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, was reported only 9 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, at 10:12 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Reykholt (pop. 31) located 30 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Borgarnes (pop. 1,800) located 61 km from the epicenter, Mosfellsbaer (pop. 8,700) 71 km away, Mosfellsbær (pop. 8,700) 71 km away, Akranes (pop. 6,600) 75 km away, Reykjavik (pop. 118,900) 80 km away, Seltjarnarnes (pop. 4,300) 83 km away, Kopavogur (pop. 31,700) 83 km away, Garðabaer (pop. 11,400) 85 km away, and Hafnarfjordur (pop. 26,800) 87 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 23, 2022 22:12:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 10:12 pm (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth6.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64.653°N / 20.336°W (Borgarbyggð, West, Iceland)
Antipode64.653°S / 159.664°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt46 reports
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoPrestahnukur (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities46 km (28 mi) E of Reykholt (pop: 31) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) E of Borgarnes (pop: 1,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) NE of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) NNE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) ENE of Akranes (pop: 6,610) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) NE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) NE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds -2.4°C (28 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.66.3 kmIceland: 13.5 Km SSE of EiríksjökullIMO
4.515 kmICELANDEMSC
4.512 kmIcelandRaspberryShake
4.310 kmIcelandGFZ
4.512 kmIceland: 13.8 Km S of EiríksjökullUSGS

User reports for this quake (47)

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BIFRÖST, ICELAND (47.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Talking on the phone, felt like the whole house jolted. Was very loud and then a few moments later a lighter jolt. Then 5 mins(ish) after that, an even lighter shake | 5 users found this interesting.  
Husafell / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It felt like an underground train was passing through our room. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kvistsvegur (50.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Slight shake | One user found this interesting.  
Bifröst (59.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Short hard bump  
Snorrastadir Guesthouse (93.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Surtshellir (23.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
near Hveragerdi, South (68 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Haukadalur (42.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Iceland (39.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavík (94.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Snorrastadir Guesthouse (93.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Reykjavík (93.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the bed shake  
KEFLAVIK (128.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Trzesienie, huk  
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skaftarhreppur, South (147.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was laying in bed and felt the shaking. The water on my nightstand was visibly shaking.  
Reykjavik (94.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Fludir, Iceland (56.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The house was shaking back and forth  
Ice (52.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Reykjavik (15.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Very intensity shenking  
Reykjavik, Capital Region (94.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Laugarvatn (42.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Everything in the chalet was shaking for a moment.  
Husafell (26.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
39 km of Selfoss, Sveitarfélagið Árborg, South (52.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : House started shaking, 30 sec later another shake  
Iceland (84.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wordrobe was moving and computer screen too. Weird feeling while standing, like just before swoon.  
Reykjavík (94.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reykjavík (93.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Rocking (reported through our app)  
Reykholt (45 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Felt it in a building, rattling furniture and lights  
Hafnafjördur (103.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was in bed and it started shaking for 15 seconds  
Reykjavík (93.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the bed shake  
Geysir Camping / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Onze caravan schudde twee keer licht .  
Geysir Camping / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Onze caravan schudde twee keer licht .  
Hafnarfjörður / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was in a parked car which shook as if in a prolonged gale force wind. (reported through our app)  
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