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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Iceland: 4.9 Km NNE of Krýsuvík on Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:52 am (GMT +0) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Iceland: 4.9 Km NNE of Krýsuvík on Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:52 am (GMT +0) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Iceland: 4.9 Km NNE of Krýsuvík on Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:52 am (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

7 Aug 11:54 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
7 Aug 12:02: Now using data updates from IMO
7 Aug 12:18: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.7 to 5.2 km (from 2.9 to 3.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards S.
7 Aug 12:22: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.1.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 7, 2022 11:52:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:52 am (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.1
Depth5.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude63.928°N / 22.03°W (Iceland)
Antipode63.928°S / 157.97°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt40 reports
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoKrísuvík (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) SSW of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) SSW of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) ESE of Reykjanesbær (pop: 2,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) W of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) S of Akranes (pop: 6,610) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 9.8°C (50 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.15.2 kmIceland: 4.9 Km NNE of KrýsuvíkIMO
3.75 kmICELAND REGIONEMSC
3.75 kmIceland RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (40)

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Reykjavik (25.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : When sitting close to the wall all started shaking | 4 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik, Capital Region (24.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Things I apartments movs | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Breiðholt / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was taking a nap and thought my husband was shaking the bed ???? but it was an earthquake | 2 users found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : On 6th floor of hotel von, felt it shake in our room | 2 users found this interesting.  
Grand Hotel Reykjavik (24.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was on the 10th floor of the Grand Hotel, so the shaking was probably felt more up there. | One user found this interesting.  
Reykjavik, Capital Region (24.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe : more like one strong punch | One user found this interesting.  
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Om the sixth floor of the Edition hotel. My husband on the first floor felt nothing. | One user found this interesting.  
Garðabær / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : I feel it home | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Mosfellsbær / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Long, mild shake | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Reykjavik, Capital Region (25.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Seltun (3.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : Was insane. First earthquake ever.  
Reykjavik, Capital Region (25.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Garðabær (18.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
reykjavikurvegur (16.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Reykjavik, Capital Region (24.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / very short (reported through our app)
Kaplakriki (17.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Reykjavik, Capital Region (23.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Reykjavik (25.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Hafnarfjordur / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Reykjavík Súðarvogur / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Reykjavik / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Garðabaer / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Kópavogur / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Reykjavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Reykjavik / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Reykjanesbær / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short (reported through our app)
Reykjavik / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short (reported through our app)
reykjavik / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Reykjavík / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Laugardalur / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
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